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Wound Man
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Museum quality Giclée print
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1" border
Image Size: 9" x 12" – Total Size: 11" x 14"
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Ink and watercolour illustration from a miscellany including medical material produced in Germany in about 1420. Such so-called "wound man" images were used to show the cures for various types of injury. Scattered around this partiuclar figure are numbers and phrases, indicating where in the text a particular cure might be found. Next to the spider, crawling up the Wound Man’s thigh, a phrase directs the reader to the appropriate paragraph for a cure: “Wo eine spynne gesticht, 20” (“When a spider bites, 20”). By the figure’s right hand: “10, Boss negeli” (“10, Bad nails”). Inside his left thigh: “38. Ein phil do der schaft notch ynne stecket” (“38. An arrow whose shaft is still in place”). (Source: Wellcome Collection)

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