Vienna Dioscurides

Documentary heritage submitted by Austria and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 1997.

© Austrian National Library
Vienna Dioscurides, MS: Cod. med. Graec. 1

Dioscurides' work can be considered as the most important pharmaceutical source of the Ancient World and was used throughout the Middle Age, Renaissance and in later centuries as a dictionary for medical practitioners. It forms the basis of medical herbal therapeutic knowledge. The Vienna Dioscurides manuscript rates as a masterpiece of the book art from later Classical Antiquity.

  • Year of submission: 1997
  • Year of inscription: 1997
  • Country: Austria
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