An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”
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Meletius, De natura structuraque hominis opus. Polemonis Atheniensis, Naturae signorum interpretationis. Hippocratis, De hominis structura. Diocles, De tuenda valetudine epistola. Melampus, De nevis corporis tractatus. Omnia haec non prius edita. Nicolao Petreio Corcyraeo interprete.Venice: Ex officina Gryphii, sumptibus vero Francisci Camotti, 1552.
This collection of Late Antique and Byzantine medicine edited by Nicolas Petreius begins with a Byzantine treatise on anatomy, probably written in the eighth century by Meletius, a Christian monk and physician from Phyrgia (now part of Turkey).
See R. Renehan, “Meletius’ chapter on the eyes: an unidentifed source”, in Symposium on Byzantine Medicine, Washington, D.C. 1984; J. Lascaratos & M. Tsiro, "Ophthalmological ideas of the Byzantine author Meletius," Documenta ophthalmologica, 74 (1990) 31-35.
For Meletius' contributions to cardiology see G. Tsoucalas, T. Mariolis-Sapsakos, and M. Sgantzos, "Meletius the Monk (c. 8th to 9th century AD) and the Blood Circulation" European Heart Journal, 38 ( 2017) 624– 626. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.
Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE, CARDIOLOGY, OPHTHALMOLOGY