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”
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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