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”

15360 entries, 13214 authors and 1892 subjects. Updated: September 23, 2021

VELASCUS DE TARENTA (Valesco,Valascus)

2 entries
  • 5113

De epidemia et peste.

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
  • 12651

Practica quae alias Philonium dicitur.

Barcelona: Pedro Posa, 1484.

A general treatise on medical practice.  ISTC No. iv00005800



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Portugal, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE