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Medieval Medical Recipes : Medical treatises (Ars medicine)

Medieval Medical Recipes

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This manuscript contains a number of the standard components that made up the <i>Ars medicine</i>, a group of texts that was used as a basic introduction to Hippocratic and Galenic medicine in the Late Middle Ages: the <i>Isagoge</i> of Johannitius, the <i>Liber Urinarum</i> of Isaac Israeli ben Solomon, the <i>Liber Urinarum</i> of Theophilus, the <i>Liber Pulsuum</i> of Philaretus, and the <i>Tegni</i> of Galen.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The manuscript opens with four leaves that were added to the manuscript in the 13th century. The first leaf contains a fragment of another copy of the <i>Quaestiones</i> on the <i>Isagoge</i> of Johannitius, and was formerly used as a pastedown. Although this copy was not made by the same hand that produced the copy found on ff. <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(11);return false;'>1r-34r</a>, the fragment and full-text copy were certainly bound together from an early stage. This is indicated by the fact that the three subsequent leaves with which f. [i] may form a booklet (ff. <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(5);return false;'>[ii]-[iv]</a>) contain texts copied by 13th-century hands that also added other texts in the manuscript (see f. <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(153);return false;'>72r-72v</a> and ff. <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(227);return false;'>109r-110r</a>).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dr Clarck Drieshen<br /> Project Cataloguer<br /> Cambridge University Library</p>

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