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By Tony Hunt

This moment quantity of Anglo-Norman Medicinec ompletes Tony Hunt's version of the entire vernacular scientific texts contained in Trinity collage, Cambridge, MS 0.1.20, featuring a treatise on traveling the unwell 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', bold compilations which make the most fabric in Latin, French and English. complete notes and glossaries are supplied. Tony Hunt's advent goals to demonstrate attribute positive factors of the medieval scientific compendium during the instance of the Speculum medicorum, which has hitherto been thoroughly unstudied.

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I certainly hold dear the good, reliable doctor when I need him I'm only too glad to see him brought before me. When sickness assails me, he is a great comfort. But, when my sickness leaves me and I no longer suffer, then I'm happy for a boat to transport him promptly to far-away Salonika, him and his medicine, and for him to stick strictly to his journey, so that I never see him again! 46 It is to be hoped that future research will help us to get to know those who may have used some of the materials printed in Anglo-Norman Medicine.

And someone who comes from Salerno pulls the wool over our eyes by pretending that sloes and quince are Babylonian spices, and if someone were to swallow them, he'd have such loose bowels as to be disgraced at once. I'd rather stick with good foods, good clear wines and strong sauces. Their own practises are false. 44 They're not all the same. The good, reliable physicians, good men and well-read, have often given sound advice. Many people who were in a bad way have gained 44 Cf. 102-3 ('Fingit se medicum quivis idiota, prophanus, / Iudaeus, monachus, histrio, rasor, anus, / sicuti alchemista medicus fit aut saponista, / aut balneator, falsarius aut oculista.

64r/67r) Item pur ydropesy. 25 Triblez bien e beyve de cely ly malade au matyn freyde e au seire chaude, si garra bien toust. E lavés trois seirs les jaumbes e les plauntz des piés de ewe froyde e reez bien e frotés les bien de aille triblé par dymenge einz le solaile levant. Quisez alehost e les autres trois herbes qaunt voldrez en une altre eawe deskes la tierce part remaint e les tiercez partiez soient quisez einz. 67v) Folio 65 is a single leaf insertion in the hand of the principal scribe which contains a receipt in Latin, one in English, and on the verso, written upside down, the following receipt in French: Item pur ydropysy, bone medecyne esprové: de ache le jus pernez atant que aver purrez, jus de solsequy deus ataunt e de percell, altretaunt de centorye, e de scaryele ne soit oblié, e toutz ceus juses ensemble builliez e a boiver le malade donez.

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