Omnia Opera Hippocratis.




Omnia Opera Hippocratis.


Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresani,


May 1526.


The mid-1520s brought an uncharacteristic spate of medical works from the Aldine Press, especially the five-volume folio Galen of 1525. The Heirs of Aldus then published this editio princeps of the Hippocratic corpus, a collection of medical treatises assembled in the third century BCE and traditionally attributed to Hippocrates. Gian Francesco Torresani based this edition on a comparison of two manuscripts, which survive in the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice. This first edition in the original Greek marked a substantial improvement on a Latin translation published the prior year in Rome. Note the warning to counterfeiters at the foot of the titlepage.


Hippocrates., “Omnia Opera Hippocratis. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed December 19, 2018,

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