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Western Medieval Manuscripts : Medical recipes and charms

Western Medieval Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'> A collection of about 225 medical recipes in Middle English, including a few charms in Latin and Middle English on ff. <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(60);return false;'>28r-29r</a>. The latter features a Latin charm for making an apotropaic amulet called the Seal of Solomon ('Sigillum Salamonis').</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The collection was copied by a single scribe perhaps for their own use. Name inscriptions on the inside covers suggest that the recipes were used by a non-professionally-trained medical practioner, known as a leech, soon after the manuscript's production.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dr Clarck Drieshen<br /> Project Cataloguer<br /> Cambridge University Library</p>

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