16th c device for setting broken leg

16th c device for setting broken leg

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Caption: Setting a broken leg. 16th century illustration depicting a device for immobilising a broken lower leg so that it might set. This woodcut illustration comes from Chirugia magna by Andreas Vesalius, printed at Venice in 1569.

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