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In comincia el dignissimo Fasiculo de medicina in volgare el quale tracta de tute le infirmitate del corpo humano & de la anotomia de quello, 1494

First published in 1491, Johannes de Ketham's Fasciculo de medicina is a compendium of medical knowledge combining ancient and medieval traditions with Renaissance innovations. The first illustrated medical work to appear in print, Fasciculo de medicina includes illustrations of an anatomy lecture and cadaver dissection, a female figure showing diseases common to women, an illustration of urine analysis through color identification for diagnosis of disease, and a diagram of medical astrology showing the correlation between zodiac signs and specific regions of the body governed by those signs.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

Title page of a book.
  • Creator:

    Joannes de Ketham