Contractae ex veteribus medicinae tetrabiblos... per Ianum Cornarium Medicum Physicum Latine conscripti.

Lyons: Godefridi, 1549. hardcover. Accesserunt in duos priores libros.Scholia.per Hugonem Solerium.Medicu, nunc primum in lucem edita. [32], 1030 columns, 2 per page, [2],+ 18pp. of index, [1]p. title vignette and woodcut device on last leaf. initials. folio, modern cloth, leather label; (lots of worm holes, mostly in the margins, with some loss of text). Lugduni: Godefridi et Marcelli Beringorum, 1549. Very good. very good.

The best translation of Aetius is the present one by Janus Cornarius of all 16 books. The Tetrabiblion is a principal authority for what we know of the work of Rufus of Ephesus and Leonides in surgery, Soranus and Philumenus in gynecology and obstetrics. The work contains the best account of diesases of the eye, ear, nose, throat and teeth in the literature in antiquity. In this work is also to be found Aetius' own orignal work on the treatment of aneurysm by ligation of the brachial artery above the sac. Aetius was physician to the Byzantine court of Justinian. GM 33. Durling 49. Wellcome I, 52.

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