16th century forceps

16th century forceps

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Caption: Forceps. 16th century illustration showing two types of forceps. The one at left is known as the 'little beard', the one at right is 'tooth-shaped'. This woodcut illustration comes from Chirugia magna by Andreas Vesalius, printed at Venice in 1569.

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Keywords: 1500s, 1569, 16th century, andreas, black, chirugia magna, de humani corporis fabrica, drawing, forceps, illustration, instrument, monochrome, print, surgical, venice, vesalius, white, woodcut

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