Brambilla's textbook of military surgery, 1782.
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actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Brambilla's textbook of military surgery, 1782.

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A set of amputation instruments, including a saw, shown laid acros an illustrated plate from an early surgical textbook written by Giovanni Alesandro Brambilla (1728-1800). Brambilla was military surgeon to the Austrian Emperor Josef II. His treatise represented a landmark in surgical textbooks. The instruments are made of steel and ebony, and were manufactured by Lichtenberger in Strasbourg, c 1800.

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