Opera omnia; siue, Ars medicinalis, in qua cuncta quæ ad humani corporis valetudinem præsentem tuendam, & absentem reuocandam pertinent, methodo exactissima explicantur. Quæ per Vidum Vidium iuniorem ... recognita, ac multis, quæ ad eam perficiendam desiderabantur, partibus aucta, diuque expetita, nunc primum in Germania tota simul luci data, tribusque tomis ... comprehensa. Cum indicibus selectiorum rerum accuratissimis.
Guido Guidi [Vidus Vidius], who was from a family of physicians, became royal physician to Francis I, and the first Professor of Medicine at the Collège Royale in Paris. On his return to Italy he became Professor of Philosophy and Medicine at Pisa, under the tutelage of Cosimo I de' Medici. Guidi is remembered chiefly for his contributions to surgery, particularly in the field of manipulative operations, originally devised by Greek surgeons. In 1544 (one year after the publication of Vesalius's De humanis corporis fabrica) Guidi published Chirurgia è Græco in Latinum conversa, his own Latin translation and commentary of Byzantine manuscripts of Greek texts, chiefly of Hippocrates, Galen and Oribasius, from the library of Lorenzo de Medici, with woodcut figures drawn by skilled French and Italian artists. These drawings were copied by Paré and others. Guidi's other medical works were published posthumously in three volumes by his nephew, at Venice in 1611 under the title, Ars medicinalis (reissued Frankfurt, 1626 as Opera omnia). His anatomical writings, De anatome corporis humani, appear in vol. 3, and are illustrated with seventy-seven engraved plates. Composed about 1560, Guidi's anatomy contains descriptions of the vertebrae, cartilaginous structures and cranial bones superior to those of his predecessors. His name is attached to the canal of the sphenoid bone ('Vidian canal') and the nerve that traverses it ('Vidian nerve').