16th century woodcut showing leg amputation

16th century woodcut showing leg amputation

N700/0019 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 55.8MB

Downloadable file size: 8.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Woodcut of a patient having his leg amputated. This is before the days of anaesthetic, instead he is blindfolded so at least he cannot see what is going on. This is the first picture published of an amputation, it comes from the Feldtbuch der Wundartznei (Field Book of Wound Surgery), by Hans von Gersdorf, a German army surgeon; published in Strasbourg, 1530.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 16th century, 16th century surgery, amputation, black and white, black-and-white, healthcare, historical image, history, medical, medicine, monochrome, monochrome image, people person persons, surgery, surgical care

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.