Iusiurandum

Dublin Core

Title

Iusiurandum

Subject

Incunabula
Perotti, Niccolo, 1430-1480
Hippocrates. Hippocratic oath
Oaths

Description

At the end of Nicolaus Perottus' De generibus metrorum appears one of the most famous documents in the history of medicine, ethics, and education: the first printing of the Iusiurandum, the Hippocratic Oath. While certainly not composed by Hippocrates of Cos, the Iusiurandum was probably formulated in the fourth century B.C. and expresses many Hippocratic ideals. It became common practice, by the 1850s, for American medical students to take this oath of conduct at the completion of their studies; the tradition continues to this day. The Boston Medical Library also holds a copy of the Articella (Venice, 1483), containing another fifteenth century edition of the Iusiurandum, as well as Francisco Arceo's A Most Excellent and Compendious Method of Curing Wounds in the Head (London, 1588) with the first translation of the Hippocratic Oath into English.

Abstract

Earliest printing of the Iusiurandum, the Hippocratic Oath, at the end of a Nicolaus Perottus' De generibus metrorum (Verona, circa 1475-1483)

Creator

Perotti, Niccolo, 1430-1480

Publisher

Boninus de Boninis

Date Created

1475-1483, circa

Rights

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Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (Ballard 523)

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (2 pages)

Language

Latin

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002513

Provenance

Bequest of Dr. William Norton Bullard to the Boston Medical Library, 1931

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002513_dref.jpg

Citation

Perotti, Niccolo, 1430-1480, “Iusiurandum,” OnView, accessed June 20, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12544.