Patavia: Paul Frambotti, 1639. 4to. [xxxii], 197,  pp. FIRST EDITION. With 4 full-page engraved plates. Contemporary calf; minor spotting throughout. Inscribed by the author on title. Item #2288
First edition of Rode's acclaimed study on the nature of the fibula and other forms of surgical sutures used by the ancients. This treatise is based on the works of Celsus, one of the first medical historians. The six pages of ancient and contemporary authorities are of special interest, as are the illustrations of the various sutures with notes on the collections from which they were copied. Among a few of the numerous authors cited are Aldus Manutius, Agricola, Fabricius, Fallopius, Fuchs, Eustachius, Spigelius, Tagliacozzi, and Vesalius.
Rode (1587-1659), a Danish physician, studied at Marburg and Padua, where he was ultimately appointed professor of botany and director of the botanical gardens.