The historical library has recently acquired the work of Alonso Romano de Cordova:
"Compilation of all the theory, and practice of surgery, very important for the practitioners of it ... now again it has added a treatise on how to cure meatiness, and keys in the urine route ... Madrid: by Gregrio Rodriguez, at the expense of Grabiel de León, Merchant of Books, 1657".
Alonso Romano de Cordova, a native of Valencia and Felipe III's physician and surgeon, wrote this work on head injuries and injuries at a time when speculative thinking in science was fully developed.
It is a rare edition that was first printed in 1617 reflecting the author's experiences on surgery and urology learned during his work in the kingdom and the court jail.
The first part of the work contains various chapters dedicated to anatomy and treatises on tumors, sores, head wounds and ulcers. It then presents a treatise on different types of drugs, a set of questions and answers on the previous chapters, a chapter dedicated to poisonous animal bites and dislocations and ends with a treatise on curing urinary tract corns and calluses.
In our country this edition can only be found at the Complutense University of Madrid and now also in the Library of the History of Health Sciences of the Uriach 1838 Foundation.