An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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SALICETO, Guglielmo da [WILLIAM OF SALICETO]

3 entries
  • 5552

La ciroxia vulgarmente fata.

Venice: Filippo di Pietro, 1474.

Saliceto was Professor of Surgery at Bologna about 1268; his treatise on surgery, written about 1275, was the leading work on the subject in the 13th century. William broke with tradition by claiming that pus formation was bad for wounds and for the patient. His treatise on surgery promoted the use of a surgical knife over cauterizing

This Italian translation is the first medical book printed in Italian, and probably the first work on surgery ever printed; the original Latin text was printed two years after the Italian edition. Book IV contains the first known treatise on surgical anatomy. English translation by Leonard D. Rosenman as The Surgery of William of Saliceto (2002).  ISTC no. is00027000. Digital facsimile from Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana at this link.



Subjects: ANATOMY › Medieval Anatomy (6th to 15th Centuries), MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, SURGERY: General , SURGERY: General › Wound Healing
  • 4204

Summa conservationis et curationis. Chirurgia.

Piacenza: Johannes Petrus de Ferratis, 1476.

Contains (Cap. cxl) his classic account of renal edema: De duritie in renibus, an English translation of which is in Major, Classic descriptions of disease, 3rd ed., 1945, p. 527.  ISTC no. is00032000.



Subjects: Hygiene, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, NEPHROLOGY › Renal Disease, SURGERY: General
  • 12617

Chirugie de Guillaume de Salicet achevée en 1275. Traduction et commentaire par Paul Pifteau.

Toulouse: Imprimerie Saint-Cyprien, 1898.

Original edition limited to 200 copies. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy