Fasciculus medicinae

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Title

Fasciculus medicinae

Subject

Incunabula
Woodcuts (prints)
Ketham, Joannes de, active 15th century
Zodiac symbols
Anatomy

Description

Although notable as one of the first incunables acquired by the Boston Medical Library, this first edition of the Fasciculus medicinae is also a cornerstone in the history of medicine, as it contains the first detailed anatomical illustrations ever printed. There are six woodcuts in the Fasciculus: a circle of urine glasses; a diagram of the veins for phlebotomy; a pregnant woman; a chart of wounds and one of disesases; and a second phlebotomy diagram which associates the parts of the body with the signs of the Zodiac.

Abstract

Woodcut print of a phlebotomy diagram associating parts of the body with the signs of the Zodiac, from Fasciculus medicinae (Venice, 26 July 1491)

Creator

Ketham, Joannes de, active 15th century

Publisher

Johannes et Gregorius de Gregoriis

Date Created

1491 July 26

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

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 408)

Format

image

Extent

1 woodcut print

Language

Latin

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002508

Provenance

Gift of Dr. John Homans to the Boston Medical Library, 1893

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002508_ref.jpg

Citation

Ketham, Joannes de, active 15th century, “Fasciculus medicinae,” OnView, accessed June 20, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12579.