|| "A Colleagues book"--Title page verso.
"Manuscripts": pages 20-36.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-48) and glossary/index.
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Biography; Nature of the Treatise; Treatments; Manuscripts; Translation; Dialect; A Note on the Text; Suggestions for Further Reading; The Wonderful Art of the Eye; Explanatory Notes; Glossary.
|| A thirteenth-century treatise on the theory and practice of ophthalmology, this unique work provides a window on what passed for medical knowledge of the eye during the late Middle Ages. Although little is known of the author, Benevenutus Grassus, he seems to have roamed Italy in the early thirteenth century as a medical practitioner specializing in diseases of the eye.