Hans von Gersdorff

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The title page of the Fieldbook

Hans von Gersdorff, also known as Schyl-Hans, (* approx. 1455; † 1529 in Straßburg) was a surgeon who published the Feldbuch der Wundarzney (Field book of surgery[1]) in 1517. The book was illustrated with wood cut works attributed to Hans Wechtlin.



  • Hans von Gersdorff: Feldbuch der Wundarznei. (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1967). Reprint of the 1517 edition.
  • August Hirsch (1879), "Gersdorff, Hans", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 9, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, p. 57
  • Ernest Wickersheimer (1964), "Gersdorff, Hans von", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 6, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 322–323
  • Johann Ludwig Choulant: History and bibliography of anatomic illustration. Trans. and annotated by Mortimer Frank. (New York: Hafner, 1962). S. 162-166.
  • Morton's Medical Bibliography (Garrison and Morton). Ed. By Jeremy Norman. 5th ed. (Aldershot, Hants., England : Scolar Press ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Gower Pub. Co., 1991). No. 5560.


  1. ^ de:Wundarzt is antiquated German for surgeon, wundarzney is antiquated for surgery

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