Medical Books Printed in the 16th Century in Dalmatian Libraries

Dubravka Dujmovic


The purpose of this text is to search for medical books in monasteries, museums and university libraries in Split, Omi s, Zaostrog, Ciovo (near Trogir) and Sinj. Medical books from the 17th century were rare. When we compare this research with previous ones, one can conclude that very little of such sort of literature in Dalmatian libraries is still existing. Among preserved literary works we found works by Galenus, Oribasius, Valverde and others. The explanation for the little number of medical books is to be seeked in hard historical and educational conditions, destruction and damage to library stock in the past.

key words: Medical books - 16th century - Dalmatian libraries

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