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St John's College : Medical recipes and treatises

St John's College

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This manuscript contains a large collection of medical, practical, cosmetic, and culinary recipes in Middle English and Latin. Among these are also a large number of charms for healing purposes and driving vermin away. The manuscript also contains texts with dietary instructions, prognostications, and medical diagnosis through urine and humours, and a tract on establishing whether the medical cause for unwanted childlessness in a couple lies with the man or the woman. Among the more striking texts in this manuscript is a detailed instruction in Middle English for making a bath on f. <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(162);return false;'>80v</a>. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dr Clarck Drieshen<br /> Project Cataloguer<br /> Cambridge University Library</p>

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