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”

15164 entries, 13034 authors and 1865 subjects. Updated: August 3, 2021

LEONICENO, Niccolò [Nicolaus Leonicenus]

6 entries
  • 1798

De Plinii et plurium aliorum in medicina erroribus.

Ferrara: Laurentius de Rubeis, de Valentia, with Andreas de Grassis, de Castronovo, 1492.

A correction of the botanical errors of Pliny. Remembering the times in which Leoniceno lived, Garrison considers this work “a feat of the rarest intellectual courage”. It was accepted by later botanists and thus made possible scientific description of the materia medica. The second edition, edited by Ludovico Bonaccioli, [Ferrara: per Joannem Maciochium, 1509,] contains the first printings of Leoniceno’s responses to his critics in 1493, 1503, and 1507. These responses apparently circulated in manuscript until 1509. ISTC No. il00168000. Digital facsimile from the Bayerisches Staatsbibliothek at this link. Digital facsimile of the 1509 edition from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 2363

Libellus de Epidemia, quam uulgo morbum Gallicum uocant,

Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1497.

One of the earliest treatises on syphilis, and one of the few medical books printed by Aldus Manutius in the 15th century. Leoniceno included a good description of syphilitic hemiplegia. He believed that syphilis was known to classical writers. English translation in Major, Classic Descriptions of Disease, 3rd ed., 1945, p. 15.  ISTC No. il00165000. Digital facsimile from the Bayerisches StaatsBibliothek at this link.



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › Syphilis
  • 2664

Galen: De differentiis morborum libri ii…

Paris: Officina Henrici Stephani , 1514.

First Renaissance Latin translation by Niccolò Leoniceno of Vicenza of Galen's work on physical diagnosis.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS
  • 9079

Hippocratis Coi medicorum omnium longe principis, opera: quibus maxima ex parte annorum circiter duo millia Latina caruit lingua: Graeci vero & Arabes, & prisci nostri Medici, plurimis tamen utilibus prætermissis, scripta sua illustrarunt: nunc tandem per M. Fabiu Rhauennatem, Gulielmum Copum Basiliensem, Nicolaum Leonicenu & Andream Brentium, viros doctissimos Latinate donata, ac iamprimu in lucem aedita: quo revera humano generi nihil fieri potuit salubrius.

Basel: In officina Andreae Cratandri, 1526.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, Collected Works: Opera Omnia
  • 9349

Galeni Pergameni libri anatomici, quorum indicem versa patina indicabit. Edited by Giacomo Berengario da Carpi.

Bologna: Giovanni Baptista Phaelli, 1529.

First printed edition in Latin of Galen's De anatomicis administrationis, as translated from the Greek by Demetrios Chalkokondyles under the title De anatomicis aggressionibus. Other works in this collection edited by Berengario da Carpi are De motu musculorum translated by Niccolò Leoniceno, De arteriarum et venarum dissectione and De nervorum dissectione translated by Andrea Fortolo, and De hirundinibus, etc. translated by Ferdinando Balamio Siculo. Digital facsimile from Biusante.parisdescartes.fr at this link.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 16th Century, ANATOMY › Ancient Anatomy (BCE to 5th Century CE), ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire
  • 11176

Nicolai Leoniceni ....Opuscula: quorum catalogum versa pagina indicabit. Per. D. Andream Leennium medicum, à multis quibus scatebant vitiis, repurgata atque annotatiunculis illustrata.

Basel: And. Cratandrum et Jo. Bebelium, 1532.

First edition of Leoniceno's collected works edited by Andreas Leennius, about whom little is known. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: Collected Works: Opera Omnia