Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, RES/ANAT. 297

Tractado muy provechoso del anatomia, y phlebotomia... Facsimile Edition

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Treatise eminently practical and made for consultation in the field, as it were, by the sixteenth century bleeders that composed by Dr. Francisco Molina. He himself refers to his treaty with the term “obrecica”.

The justification for the need of his writing is offered by the author in his preface to the reader: "Moved with much desire to avoid bloodshed, as in these parts is our every intention, to curb misuse and prompt seriously wills that barbers have in ordering his conscience to advise unlicensed medical expertise to ignorant people; they treat them nowadays in order to make themselves appreciated and show that they can do something pretending they repair human bodies but destroying them completely, and because those who act in another way are more responsible, not being able of avoiding ignorance; everybody having this book where I was able to compile and declare the intention of what doctors have told have or do or ordering the bleedings".

At the colophon, after insisting on those who this work is aiming for, as it has been written "for the well being and use of the ill, and for barbers', surgeons' and anybody's who cuts body parts, instruction: The General Vicar in Alcala de Henarés, dioceses de Toledo, the graduated Pedro de Lagasca has given his approval".

Tractado muy provechoso del anatomia, y phlebotomia de venas y arterias y del anatomia de los nervios, con un tractado de ventosas y otro de sanguijuelas con unas reglas generales para saber los dias aptos para las sangrias

Valencia: Vicent Garcia Editores, 2012

  • Commentary (Spanish)
  • Limited Edition: 3000 copies
  • This facsimile is complete (full-size color reproduction of the whole original document).

Numbered by notary and signed by the printer-publisher of the only known copy in the world.
Specially made laid paper.


Parchment on wooden board.

Presentation dust jacket cloth lined with gold engraved leather spine containing facsimile.

Size with case cm 11.5 x 10.5 x 2.2.

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