Medival surgeon’s iphone

47B09A58-8A49-48AE-B2D8-4E7C45B713D6These pages are part of a medieval surgical manual written by the 14th-century surgeon Jan Yperman. It describes in detail how to treat various wounds and illnesses. It also shows, however, what instruments needed to be used. For a compound fracture of the leg, for example, the jagged-edged scissors in the image were recommended. And each incision came with its own curly knife on a stick, of course. The book’s dimensions, which is about the size of an iPhone, suggests it was carried around by a 15th-century surgeon on his way to his patients. Break a leg. Or rather, better not. 😉


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s