Historical artwork of 17th century arm surgery

Historical artwork of 17th century arm surgery

N700/0054 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 52.9MB

Downloadable file size: 1.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Arm surgery. Historical artwork of arm surgery including hand and finger amputation. Surgical pliers (lower right), chisel (lower left) and saw (above chisel) are shown in use. An incision in an arm is seen at upper left. The blood vessels in an arm stump are cauterized with a hot instrument (upper right), before being bandaged (below). Surgery at this time was painful and risky as anaesthetic and antiseptic drugs were not invented until the 19th century. Surgeons tried to complete their work as quickly as physically possible. Amputations were often performed to treat infected wounds (gangrene). This artwork is from J. Scultetus' Armamentarium Chirurgicum of 1665.

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

Keywords: 16th century surgery, amputati, amputation, arm, arm stump, armamentarium chirurgicum, cauterization, finger, hand, healthcare, hist, historical, historical art, historical image, history, medical, medicine, surgery, surgical care

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