VELASCUS DE TARENTA (Valesco,Valascus)
Basel: Martin Flach, circa 1474.
One of the earliest works written on public health, and one of the earliest printed medical books. It was first printed in Arnaldus de Villanova’s De arte cognoscendi venena (Padua, 1473; Mantua, 1473). Above is the first separate edition. ISTC no. iv00002000. Digital facsimile from Harvard University Libraries at this link.
Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans), MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Portugal, PUBLIC HEALTH
Barcelona: Pedro Posa, 1484.
A general treatise on medical practice. ISTC No. iv00005800
Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Portugal, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE