Carakasamhita, a medical text from the first century CE, and the Susruta Samhita, a surgical text from the seventh century Continue reading
Greek pharmacologist Pedanius Dioscorides published a five-volume pharmacopoeia titled De Materia Medica in 77 CE. Continue reading
William Nicholson, English chemist and inventor completed the Dictionary of Chemistry in 1795, Continue reading
William Smellie (5 February 1697 – 5 March 1763) was a Scottish obstetrician and medical instructor who practiced and taught primarily in London. Continue reading
Ptolemy an Alexandrian astronomer and mathematician wrote an astronomy treatise, Almagest in 140 CE Continue reading
The first English encyclopedia was published, Encyclopaedia Britannica aka A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, containing short entries on a wide variety of subjects with longer essays on important topics Continue reading
Bartolomé de las Casas (US: /lɑːs ˈkɑːsəs/ lahs KAH-səs, Spanish: [baɾtoloˈme ðe las ˈkasas] (About this soundlisten); c. 1484 – 18 July 1566) was a 16th-century Spanish colonist who acted as a historian and social reformer before becoming a Dominican friar.
Spanish priest Bartolome de Las Casas wrote a book on human rights and slavery in the New World titled Brevisirna relacion de la destruccion de las Indias (A Brief Report on the Destruction of the Indies) Continue reading
Aldus Pius Manutius (/məˈnjuːʃiəs/; Italian: Aldo Pio Manuzio; 1449/1452 – 6 February 1515) was an Italian humanist, scholar, educator, and the founder of the Aldine Press. Manutius devoted the later part of his life to publishing and disseminating rare texts.
Aldus Manutius was Italy's first important printer to publish the Greek classics in March 1495. Continue reading