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Treatises on medicine

Reference code
Treatises on medicine
15th century
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; ff. iv + 85. Octavo. Leather, brown, blind-tooled. Fragment of a treatise on the Holy Ghost, Middle English, 15th century, tipped in, fol. iv. 'e Libris J Y Akerman e Soc. Ant. Lond.', fol. 1. Circular bookstamp of Arthur, Ashpitel, fols. ii verso, iii verso
Scope and content
Treatises on medicine; Contents:- (1) 'Here maist thou lerne and knowe the iiij humours or complecciouns of man'. An anonymous text on humours, elements, qualities and urines. See M. H. Green, 'Obstetrical and Gynecological Texts in Middle English', Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 14 (1992), 53-88, particularly 81, and other sources listed, fols. 1-7v;- (2) 'Here bygynneth a noble book of fisik', beg. 'A man that wole helpe men in her syknesse.'. The Compendium Medicinae of Gilbertus Anglicus, including (fols. 76v-85v) the 'Sikenesse of wymen which is clepid the modir'. fols. 7v-85v. See Green, ibid., 72-5, 81. Marginal notes in a later hand. Ker, MMBL, I (1969), 312.
Previous reference number(s)
Middle English