|Author:||[RODRIGUEZ de CASTELLO BRANCO, Joćo] pseud: AMATUS LUSITANUS|
|Title:||Curationum medicinalium centuriae quatuor|
|Description:||8vo,  - 645 -  pp, woodcut printer's device (Froben), woodcut initials, tears repaired in pp. 129-130 and 141-144, damp stains, rest. in the last 2 lvs, wormholes in the second part. Worn calf binding, with some loss of leather at the ends of the spine, with the title in ink on the fore-edge|
|Note:||Bookplate dr. R. Rickaert. Ref. Adams A-916 ; this edition not in Wellcome. This excellent collection of clinical cases was first published in-folio by Froben in 1556.|
Amatus Lusitanus (a.k.a. Joćo Rodrigues de Castelo Branco) was probably the most significant Jewish physician of the 16th century, although he remains one of the lesser-known medical authors of that era. A native of Castel Branco in Portugal, he was a descendant of a Jewish family named 'Chabib' (beloved), which translates into Latin as 'Amatus'; the second part of his Latin name, 'Lusitanus', means "of Portugal" His parents were "Marranos", or New Christians.
There's a reasonable basis to assume that it was Dr. Amatus who first discovered the "Blood circulation" phenomena.
In 1568 he died while treating patients during the plague
|Price:||€300 - €500|