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Amputation of leg without anaesthetic. Surgeon uses bow-saw to remove leg blow the knee while his assistant holds the foot. In background a man with well-padded fist stands ready to render the patient unconscious. From 'Veldt Boeck van den Chirugia Scheel-Hans' by Hans van Gersdorff (Amsterdam, 1593). llustration 1517. Woodcut.

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Amputation of leg without anaesthetic. Surgeon uses bow-saw to remove leg blow the knee while his assistant holds the foot.  In background a man with well-padded fist stands ready to render the patient unconscious.   From 'Veldt Boeck van den Chirugia Scheel-Hans' by Hans van Gersdorff (Amsterdam, 1593). llustration 1517. Woodcut.