De Morbis Acutis et Chronicis
Caelius Aurelianus

Caelius Aurelianus was a physician in the fourth century, born in Africa and a pupil of the Roman physician Soranus, whose writings Aurelianus translated. This work was reprinted in the eighteenth century. Its engraved title page features many of the themes seen on others from the time, including scenes of patient care in the background. It is also notable for its depiction of the use of plants in creating medication. The plants are prominently featured in the scene as they are tended, discussed, and packaged in vials for
use with a patient, represented by the figure reclining in bed as his condition is debated by the physicians.

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