Anglo-Norman Medicine: II. Shorter Treatises by Tony Hunt

By Tony Hunt

This moment quantity of Anglo-Norman Medicinec ompletes Tony Hunt's variation of the entire vernacular clinical texts contained in Trinity collage, Cambridge, MS 0.1.20, proposing a treatise on vacationing the ailing and a verse translation of the 1st a part of the prestigious gynaecological compilation often called `Trotula', either with their Latin originals. to those are extra longer works from different assets: the Euperistonand the Trinity `Practica', formidable compilations which take advantage of fabric in Latin, French and English. complete notes and glossaries are supplied. Tony Hunt's creation goals to demonstrate attribute beneficial properties of the medieval scientific compendium during the instance of the Speculum medicorum, which has hitherto been thoroughly unstudied.

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By Tony Hunt

This moment quantity of Anglo-Norman Medicinec ompletes Tony Hunt's variation of the entire vernacular clinical texts contained in Trinity collage, Cambridge, MS 0.1.20, proposing a treatise on vacationing the ailing and a verse translation of the 1st a part of the prestigious gynaecological compilation often called `Trotula', either with their Latin originals. to those are extra longer works from different assets: the Euperistonand the Trinity `Practica', formidable compilations which take advantage of fabric in Latin, French and English. complete notes and glossaries are supplied. Tony Hunt's creation goals to demonstrate attribute beneficial properties of the medieval scientific compendium during the instance of the Speculum medicorum, which has hitherto been thoroughly unstudied.

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To hoodwink people. And so that he may be left in peace, the scabby accommodates the foul-smelling and the foul-smelling the scabby. Neither is the slightest put out. Why? Because they both stink! I'd be better off a prisoner in Beirut than undergoing treatment from doctors for a whole year. They're mighty expensive, too, charging far too much, and they forbid the most delectable foods. But they can keep their pills, which are not very nice! If they come from Montpellier, their electuaries are very expensive, and then they claim that they contain ginger and pliris, tragacanth and rose-sugar, barley-sugar and sugar with violets with their 'diarhodon' and 'julii' they've taken in many people.

23ra is a third example in another section on childbirth, where the Latin has 'arthimisia': Pernez mai rue et bibuef So there are four works in the Trinity MS, three of which have Latin originals, containing the word bibuef as a lexical innovation or substitution. The importance of lexical traces is illustrated elewhere in the same MS. For example, an 852-line verse translation of the Liber de sinthomatibus mulierum, which begins in decasyllables and graduates to alexandrines, includes the following lines which are not in the Latin: 233 O le fon de la terre en fais cist bevement, 'Gris con' et 'con canu' l'apelent laie gent.

The Speculum is acephalous in MS Bodl. e mus. 44r] with a red rubric halfway down the page 'De effectu catapuciorum et modo sumendi . . 44v]. 73v]. There is a variety of vernacular annotation. 60v]: Pur ydropesie freide e chaude mellee: Pernez les racines de fenoil e de persil ana e la meité tant de raiz e les debresez en un morter. Puis le quisez en cerveise estale e le bever [M bevez] a mangir e devant e aprés e quel hore ke vus vodriez. i. coane. i. lemeke'; 3 References marked 'ThK' are to L.

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