The Passionarius of Gariopontus
- Late 12th century
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
A beautifully written uncial Latin manuscript, by the same scribe throughout with elaborate capitals in red and blue.
The initial capital letter of each book is very large and elaborate, using gold and floral designs.
The contents are as follows:-
The Passionarius of Gariopontus, one of the early teachers of the School of Salerno (died 1050). The work is a manual of special pathology and therapeutics of Byzantine origin, translated and edited by by Gariopontus. The work was formerly, but erroneously, attributed to Galen. Gariopontus is the earliest writer to mention anæsthesia by inhalation of narcotic vapours.
The treatise is divided as follows: