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Questio de phlobotomia in pleuresi. Ex Hippocratis e Galeni sententia contra communes medendi modum quam in gymnasio Patavino diligenter examinavit. Venice, Giovanni Padovano & Venturino Ruffinelli,

CORTI Matteo (1534.)

£950.00 

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Title printed within ornamental woodcut border composed of putti and foliage, large printer's device at end.Sm. 8vo. [40]ff. Later vellum over paste-board, morocco label on spine.

First edition of this treatise on phlobotomy or blood-letting in the cure of pleurisy, written by the professor of medicine at Bologna. He was a near contemporary of Vesalius who studied medicine in Padua in 1538 and the two men met in that year and discussed the problems of therapy by venesection. However, their difference in opinion seems to have been the impulse behind Vesalius' next book published in 1538 in which Vesalius advocated the procedure of drawing blood from a site near the location of the ailment, in contrast to the Muslim amd medieval practice of drawing blood from a distant part of the body.Censimento CNCE 13956. Not in Adams.

Stock Code: 46307