The Many Lives of the Medieval Wound Man | The Public Domain Review

With thanks to Iva of Victorian Paris for bringing this to my attention.

A Wound Man from a late 15th-century manuscript, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Cgm 597 — Source (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

Sliced, stabbed, punctured, bleeding, harassed on all sides by various weaponry, the curious image of Wound Man is a rare yet intriguing presence in the world of medieval and early modern medical manuscripts. Jack Hartnell explores this enigmatic figure’s journey through…

Source: The Many Lives of the Medieval Wound Man | The Public Domain Review

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One thought on “The Many Lives of the Medieval Wound Man | The Public Domain Review

  1. Absolutely fascinating! When I was training in the Ambulance Service, we had this simple mnemonic for wounds.
    C. Contused
    L. Laceration
    I. Incised
    P. Punctured
    G. Gunshot
    When taking our written tests, we only had to remember CLIP-G.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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