An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15859 entries, 13798 authors and 1925 subjects. Updated: February 5, 2023

ACTUARIUS, Joannes Zacharias [Aktouarios]

6 entries
  • 2666

De urinis libri vii.

Basel: apud. A. Cratandrum, 1529.

The most complete medieval treatise on urinoscopy. Actuarius was first to use a graduated glass for its examination. Joannes Zacharias Actuarius was the last of the great Byzantine physicians. Actuarius or actarius (Greek: ἀκτουάριος), was a title applied to officials of varying functions in the late Roman and Byzantine empires. By 12th century, or perhaps in the 11th century, the term came to be applied to prominent physicians, possibly those attached to the imperial court. By the 16th century the title Actuarius was conflated as Joannes's last name. This is the first complete Latin translation. An abridged edition appeared in 1519. Partial English translation in No. 2241.



Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE, PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS
  • 9016

Actuarius de medicamentorum compositione. Ruellio interprete.

Paris: Conradus Neobarius, 1539.

The 5th and 6th books of Actuarius's De methodo medendi, concerning materia medica. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 13202

Methodi medendi libri sex, quibus omnia, quae ad medicinam factitandam pertinent, fere complectitur.

Venice: Gualterio Scoto, 1554.

First edition in latin, translated by Mathisius of Bruges from a manuscript of the Greek text that probably originated in the library of the Emperor Andronicus II Palaiologos or that of the ex-Patriarch Joseph. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE
  • 13203

Περὶ ἐνεργειῶν καὶ παθῶν τοῦ ψυχικοὺ πνεύματος καὶ τῆς κατ' αὐτὸ διαίτης. Actuarii de actionibus & affectibus spritus animalis, eusque victu, Libri II. Nunc primum in lucem prodeunt, Jac. Goupyli beneficio, qui nobis eorum exemplum dedit.

Paris: Aud Martinum Iuuenem, 1557.
Editio princeps of this physiological and physiological work in two books. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link. A Latin translation by Julius Alexandrinus was published in 1547.


Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY
  • 8968

Physici et medici Graeci minores. Congressit, ad fidem codd. mss. praesertim eorum, quos beatus Diezius contulerat, veterumque editionum partim emendavit partim nunc prima vice edidit, commentariis criticis indicibusque tam rerum quam verborum instruxit. Edited by Julius Ludwig Ideler. 2 vols.

Berlin: G. Reimer, 1841.

Includes texts of the following authors:  Abitianus, Actuarius, Johannes, Alexander, of Aphrodisias, Andromachus (Senior), Apollonius, Dyscolus, 2nd cent, Archelaus (philosophus), Cassius (Iatrosophistes), Hermes, Trismegistus, Hierophilus (Sophistes), Hierotheus, Marcellus Sidetes, Maximus Planudae, Mercurius, Cyrus, Palladius Alexandrinus, Psellus, Michael, Soranus, of Ephesus, Sotion, Stephanus (Alexandrinus), Symeon Magister, Theophrastus, Theophylactus Simocatta, Xenocrates Aphrodisiensis. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, BYZANTINE MEDICINE, Compilations and Anthologies of Medicine
  • 12309

Innovation in Byzantine medicine: The writings of John Zacharias Aktourarios (c. 1275- c. 1330). By Petros Bouras-Vallianatos.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.


Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE