An illustration from the Middle Ages showing a physician and his patient during a bloodletting procedure. Bloodletting was common in medicine until the late century, and it was believed that eliminating "bad blood" cured many diseases.
Figure of a pregnant woman, a woodcut with hand colour, is from Fasciculus Medicinae, one of the first printed medical books with anatomical illustrations. This collection of medical treatises was published in Venice in
Hans von Gersdorff, also known as Schyl-Hans, (* approx. † 1529 in Straßburg) was a surgeon who published the Feldbuch der Wundarzney (Field book of in The book was illustrated with wood cut works attributed to Hans Wechtlin.