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Heirs of Hippocrates

The Development of Medicine in a Catalogue of Historic Books

Complete Record - Heirs of Hippocrates No. 225

GIOVANNI BATTISTA DA MONTE (1498-1551) In libros Galeni de arte curandi ad Glauconem explanationes. Apud Baltassarem Constantinum 1554 [8] 562 ll. 15.2 cm.

Da Monte, better known by his Latin cognomen, Montanus, was not only a very successful physician and teacher, but a noted poet as well. A fellow-student of Vesalius at Padua, he later taught at Padua, and his practical instructions to students mark the beginning of clinical instruction in which he instituted bedside teaching, one of his most notable achievements. Called "the second Galen," he was one of a group of medical humanists who were instrumental in reviving the Greek medical classics and eclipsing the influence and teachings of the Arabist school. In the present work, Montanus offers his interpretations of Galen's medical works.

Cited references: Durling 3269; Wellcome 4423

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