Friday, June 27, 2008
"Die Kleyner Chirurgei," Walter Hermann Ryff, 1542
Selections from the newly digitized book Die Kleyner Chirurgie, by Walther Hermann Ryff, and published in 1542.
Ryff was, per the authority of French Wikipedia, a 16th C surgeon who wrote many books on such topics as physics, pharmacy, anatomy, obstetrics, teratology, and surgical techniques. Not uncommon for this time period, he was also an alchemist and astrologer.
You can persuse the whole book here on the Bayerische StaatsBibliothek website. See more illustrations from the book here.