Iohannis Baptistae Montani Veronensis Philosophi et Medici Summi Effigies vixit annos LXIII. Obiit anno Domini MDLI Die VI Maii Verone Sepul.
A scarce engraving. 138 x 115mm. 5½ x 4½". Corners cut, not affecting the image.
Johannes Baptista Montanus (1498-1551) was one of the leading humanist physicians of Italy. He promoted the revival of Greek medical texts and practice. He was a medical writer and was regarded as a second Galen. He introduced autopsies as a means of acquiring anatomical data and in 1594 he established the first ever permanent anatomical theatre. He is mainly remembered for introducing clinical medicine into the curriculum as a way to combine medical theory with practice. In 1545 he helped set up the first botanical garden in Padua.
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