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Ancient Medicine and Botany


This fine work owes its origin to the “General Italian Exhibition,” held at Turin in 1898. The author, Sig. Giacosa, suggested the formation, on that occasion, of a section for the history of medicine, in which should be collected documents illustrating that subject from the great libraries of Italy. A similar collection had been brought together at the International Medical Congress held at Rome in 1894, but, unfortunately, had been dispersed without being properly catalogued or described. It was therefore proposed also that on this occasion a complete descriptive catalogue should be prepared.

Magistri Salernitani nondum editi. Catalogo ragionato della Esposizione di Storia della Medicina, aperta in Torino nel 1898.

By Piero Giacosa. Pp. xxxiv + 723. 8vo, with Atlas in folio. (Torino: Bocca, 1901.)


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P., J. Ancient Medicine and Botany . Nature 65, viii–ix (1901).

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