The second pediatric incunabulum is a work of remarkable interest and one of the most vital of all the early texts on this subject, as is evidenced by the great number of times it has been reprinted. The first edition came from the press of Günther Zainer of Augsburg and is dated "Geschenen, als man zalt nach Christi Geburt tauset vierhundert und in den LXXIII Jar, an dem achten den Tag Sant Endris des zwölf Boten" (Dec. 7, 1473). It is entitled "Ein Regiment der jungen Kinder," and was written by a young physician of Augsburg, Bartholomaeus Metlinger.
His father's name, Dr. Peter Metlinger, according to Sudhoff, appears in the tax lists of Augsburg, and the son's name appears as "Meister Barthelme," (once as "Dr. Barthelme Mettlinger") regularly from 1472 until 1491, or the beginning of 1492. Besides the fact that he was inscribed in the Bavarian University of Ingolstadt,