Ruffo, Giordano (d.c.1256), De medicina equorum

  • Ruffo, Giordano, d.c.1256.
late 13th century - mid 16th century
MSS.700-706 & 7756
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Manuscript copies of texts by, or collated by Ruffo, plus in some cases other veterinary texts added to works by Ruffo. The texts reflect his work in veterinary medicine, primarily concerning the care and treatment of domestic animals, particularly horses.


late 13th century - mid 16th century

Physical description

7 items

Biographical note

Jordanus Ruffus or Giordano Ruffo was farrier to Frederick II (1194-1250), Holy Roman Emperor and King of Sicily, in the later 13th century.

Related material

At Wellcome Collection: Copy of Ruffo's work are held in Latin as part 1 of MS.531, and in Italian as part 2 of MS.788.


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