4/08/2010

A Thousand Words: Wound Man



Wound Man is an illustration which first appeared in European surgical texts in the Middle Ages.  It was intended to illustrate various wounds their patients may suffer as the result of battle or accident.  According to Wikipedia, this one dates back to the 15th century, but updated versions continued to appear in medical texts for the next 200 years.  I particularly love the weary, resigned expression on his face, as if he's thinking, "... And you think you're having a bad day?"

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