Anglo-Norman Medicine: II. Shorter Treatises by Tony Hunt

By Tony Hunt

This moment quantity of Anglo-Norman Medicinec ompletes Tony Hunt's variation of the entire vernacular clinical texts contained in Trinity collage, Cambridge, MS 0.1.20, featuring a treatise on traveling the in poor health 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 additional longer works from different assets: the Euperistonand the Trinity `Practica', bold compilations which take advantage of fabric in Latin, French and English. complete notes and glossaries are supplied. Tony Hunt's advent goals to demonstrate attribute positive aspects of the medieval scientific compendium during the instance of the Speculum medicorum, which has hitherto been thoroughly unstudied.

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The word 'canu' (= 'chanu') means hoary, resembling the other epithet 'gris'. These names are nowhere in the dictionaries. E. 59v) 'fine terne [error for fume terre] c'est une herbe que l'en apelle con chanu [MS conchani]'. Also in the Chirurgie de l'abbé Poutrel (ed. 38 In Daems's dictionary of synonyma39 we find under 'Fumus terre' the synonyms grisecom, gryston, grisecont(e) and grisetum. 30b) 'por desechier les malvés humeurs batez le con chanu'. Interestingly, the Trinity verse translation of the De sinthomatibus mulierum renders 'artemisia' in the source with armoyce, ermo(i)se, hernise, hermoise and mere herbe, but never 'bibuef'!

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. 'Secretissimum regis cateni persarum de virtute aquile. 142v] 'Explicit iste tractatus a magistro Willelmo anglico de lingua arabica in latinum translatus'.

I. i. i. maghere/', 'ficus qui foris apparet et dicitur fi od broches gallice', 'ficus cum aculeis . . i. i. i. i. i. i. i. i. i. i. i. de cordewan'. 80r 'saieterolam'. 88v] there are 12 verses, inc. 'Hec olus urtica tribulus canabs tanasita' (Walther, Initia 7565). 89r/v] 'De signis mortiferis secundum Galienum', inc. 'Hiis signis moriens certis cognoscitur eger' (Walther 8211, ThK 629)6 and 'Item de signis mortiferis: frons rubet, supercilia declinantur, oculus sinister minuitur' (and other rubrics).

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