By Tony Hunt
This moment quantity of Anglo-Norman Medicinec ompletes Tony Hunt's variation of all of the vernacular clinical texts contained in Trinity university, Cambridge, MS 0.1.20, offering a treatise on traveling the in poor health and a verse translation of the 1st a part of the prestigious gynaecological compilation referred to as `Trotula', either with their Latin originals. to those are extra longer works from different assets: the Euperistonand the Trinity `Practica', formidable compilations which make the most fabric in Latin, French and English. complete notes and glossaries are supplied. Tony Hunt's creation goals to demonstrate attribute positive factors of the medieval clinical compendium in the course of the instance of the Speculum medicorum, which has hitherto been thoroughly unstudied.
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If you know how to swindle and cheat whilst giving the impression of conducting yourself honourably, you can't go wrong; what really does them good is the faith people place in them. There's a thousand who become doctors who know no more than I do. The truly skilled are mortified, for there's no profession in which there are so many charlatans. They see off scores of folk. There are no friends or relatives whom they would be happy to pronounce healthy. They really are rascals. To entrust yourself to the hands of doctors is to enter loathsome bonds.
129v-132r] Experimenta Ypocratis 'Incipit Liber Ypocratis', inc. 11 12. 132r-134r] 'Incipit Liber Ypocratis de urinis', inc. 12 13. 134r-136r] 'Incipit prologus in librum de pulsibus', inc. 'Qua te devotione teneam mi Johannes qua diligentia complectar' (ThK 1155). 14. 132r-133r [136r-137v] 'Incipiunt experimenta Cophonis de febribus', inc. 'Quoniam humanum corpus ex quatuor humoribus constituitur' (ThK 1277). 15. 137v-142r] 'Incipiunt experimenta parisii abbatis de febribus', inc. 13 16. 141v-142v] 'Liber de virtute aquile', inc.
First, the Latin originals are mostly Salernitan, and certainly not insular. Secondly, the language of the translations is not unambiguously Anglo-Norman and, in some cases, certainly not Anglo-Norman. Thirdly, the scribes, on the other hand, are definitely insular and leave clear linguistic traces, predominantly in the matter of spelling, but not exclusively so. 30 A. de Poorter, "Catalogue des manuscrits de médecine médiévale de la biblothèque de Bruges", Revue des Bibliothèques 34 (1924) [271-306] 295-6.
Anglo-Norman Medicine: II. Shorter Treatises by Tony Hunt