The Handy Work of Surgery

 These fragments come from an early work on surgery entitled The noble experyence of the vertuous handy warke of surgeri, practysyd [and] compyled by the moost experte mayster Jherome of Bruynswyke, borne in Straesborowe in Almayne (1525).  Although the text is of interest, I’ve chosen some of the more interesting illustrations to share, simply because they shed light on how doctors and surgeons approached early medicine and healthcare.

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