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Johannes Winter von Andernach - bibliography

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German physician, born ca. 1505, Andernach; died October 4, 1574, Strassburg, France.


  • Syntaxis Graeca. Paris, 1527.
  • De anatomicis administrationibus.
    9 books of Galen, translated from Greek into Latin. Paris, 1531.
  • Opus de re medica. Book of Paul of Aegina. Paris, 1532.
  • Liber celerum vel acutarum passionum.
    Book of Caelius Aurelianus. Paris, 1533.
  • Commentaria in aphorismos Hippocratis.
    Book of Oribasus. Paris, 1533.
  • De Hippocratis et Platonis placitis.
    Book of Galen, translated from Greek into Latin Paris, 1534.
  • Anatomicarum institutionum, secundum Galeni sententiam, libri quatuor.
    Paris, 1536; Basel 1536; Venice, 1538; Padua, 1558.
    This first edition was published as a manual for medical students, and, although the book exerted considerable influence at the time, it was essentially Galenic in tradition and provided little new anatomical knowledge. In the second edition, probably published in 1540, Vesalius made a number of changes, and it is evident that Vesalius was beginning to suspect the errors in Galen, which he later exposed.
    Also included in this work is Giorgia Valla’s (1447-1500) De humani corporis partibus. Valla was an Italian mathematician and physician who practiced in Milano and Venice. Later in his career he taught at Padua and occupied a chair of rhetoric at Venice. In addition to his several medical and mathematical works, he translated a number of Greek scientific texts into Latin including selections from Aristotle, Hippocrates, Galen, Rhazes, and Averroës.
  • De victus ed medicinae ratione cum alio tum pestilentiae tempore observanda commentarius. Strassburg, 1542.
  • Bericht, regiment, und Ordnung wie die Pestilenz und die pestilenzialische Fieber zu erkennen und zu kurieren.
    Strassburg, 1564. Written on the reequest of the city council of Strassburg.
  • Avis, Régime et ordonnance pour connaître la peste etc.
    Strassburg, 1564 and 1610.
  • De pestilentia commentarius in quatuor dialogos distinctus. Strassburg, 1565.
  • Commentarius de balneis, & aquis medicatis in tres dialogos distinctus.
    Strassburg, Excudebat Theodosius Rihelius, 1565; German translation by Etschenreuter, 1571.
    In this small book on thermal springs, Guinterius gives many interesting details on the waters of Baden near Vienna, Baden-Baden, Ems, Karlsbad, and many other springs around Europe.
  • De medicina veteri et nova.
    Basel, 1571. An attempt at unifying Galenic medicine with that of Paracelsus. Also containing som autobiographical material.
  • Gynaeciorum commentarius, de gravidarum, parturentium, puerperarum & infantium cura . . . Accessit elenchus auctorum in re media cluentium, qui gynaecia scriptis clararunt & illustrarunt. Opera e studio Joan. Georgii Schenkii . . . Argentorati, Impenzis Lazari Zetzner, 1606.
    A work on obstetrics published posthumously by Johann Georg Schenck of Grafenberg (died 1620). Strassburg, 1606.
    Schenk wrote the first bibliography of gynaecology, covering physicians who wrote on the subject from the earliest times to the beginning of the 17th century. This was appended to Guenther’s work. The title of Schenk’s work is Pinax autorum qui gynaecia seu muliebra ex instituto scriptis exoluerunt et illustrarunt.
  • E. Turner:
    Jean Guinther d’Andernach (1505 à 1574) son nom, son âge, le temps de ses études à Paris, ces titres, ses ouvrages.
    Gazette hebdomadaire de médecine et de chirurgie, 28. année, Paris, 1881, pp. 425 ff. Assumed to be a reliable biography.
  • J. Bernays:
    Zur Biographie Johann Winthers von Andernach.
    Zeitschrift für die Geschichte des Oberrheins, Stuttgart. N. F. 1901, 16: pp. 28 ff. Assumed to be a reliable biography.

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