ARDOINI, Sante (Arduino, Arduini, Ardoynis)
De venenis. Ed: Dominicus de Canali.Venice: Bernardinus Rizus, Novariensis, for Johannes Dominicus de Nigro, 1492.
Compiled in the years, 1424-1426, from Greek, Arabic and Latin works on medicine and nature. "Although Ardoini quotes previous authors at great length, his work is no mere compilation, since he does not hesitate to disagree with such medical authorities as Peter of Abano and Gentile da Foligno, and refers to his own medical experience or observation of nature at Venice and to what fisherman or collectors of herbs have told him. He also seems to have known Arabic, and his occasional practice of giving the names of herbs in several Italian dialects is of some linguistic value" (Thorndike). ISTC No: ia00950000. Digital facsimile from BnF Gallica at this link.
Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, TOXICOLOGY, TOXICOLOGY › Zootoxicology