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Medical miscellany (Miscellanea Medica XIX)

Wellcome Library

DESCRIZIONE

Medical miscellany.

Written in a small rounded German script 40-43 lines to a page. Ornamental initials in red and black at the beginning of each treatise, paragraph marks in red. Originally part of a larger volume, with contemporary foliation 305-312: in the upper margin of the first leaf 'Secunda pars huius voluminis'.

Contents

1. ff. 1r-2v Pseudo-Aristotle, Secreta secretorum, medical section only. Translated by John of Seville

f. 1r Tractatulus de regimine principum. Iohanis medici ad Reginam Hyspanie. Dominne Hyspaniarum regine Iohannes salutem. Cum de nobilitate corporis ... f. 2v ... res trivias largiaris. Explicti regimen sanitatis regum et principum aristotelis ad allexandrum magnum etc. Hic est finis.

2. ff. 3r-5r Pseudo-Albert the Great, De immunditiis mulierum

The author has an extremely harsh opinion of women, and on line 12 of his text we find a sentence beginning 'Licet omnis mulier naturaliter sit meretrix'.

f. 3r Mangnus Albertus auctor et doctor egregius tocius alemanie. nec non fundator multorum bonorum arcium. expositor rerum et corrector librorum. Cogitavit declarare et exsponere naturam hominis ... f. 5r ... processimus de muliere. Explicit Tractatus de immundiciis mulierum fugiendis.

3. ff. 6r-8v Anonymous, Regimen sanitatis compendiosum

f. 6r Regimen sanitatis compendiosum. Tractatus optimus. Quoniam ut ait Tulius 4o. phisicorum ... f. 8v ... Vitam consumunt hec tria fine brevi. etc. Explicit.


Collection: Medieval manuscripts