Combat injuries, 16th century

Combat injuries, 16th century

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Caption: Combat injuries. 16th century illustration showing the commonest types of combat injury a physician might be asked to treat. Other injuries would have been either instantly fatal or beyond any possibility of repair. This woodcut illustration comes from Chirugia magna by Andreas Vesalius, printed at Venice in 1569.

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