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Jurisprudence, Medical: 17th cent.

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Collection of Appeals for Remission of Sentence or Annulment in a number of criminal cases, including seduction, rape, poisoning, wounding, etc. Among the contents are six printed items. Written by various hands, in Latin [etc.]. Entries marked * are printed. (1) Alleged seduction, and breach of promise of marriage, 1677 (ff. 1-10). This includes medical evidence by the Defendant that he suffered from a venereal complaint: it is partly in Italian. (2) Case of theft at Perugia, 1679 (ff. 11-19). (3) *Case of theft. n.p., n.d. (ff. 20-23). (4) *Case of simony, swindling and fraud, Rome, 1683 (ff. 24-39). (5) Case for the Defendant in No. 1 (ff. 40-45). (6) Case of wounding at Brindisi, n.d. (ff. 46-49). (7) *Conspiracy to assassinate. n.p., n.d. (ff. 50-54). (8) Abduction of a married woman, Rome, 1680 (ff. 55-58). (9) Case of sodomy. n.p., n.d. (ff. 59-66). (10) Case of money-clipping, Rome, n.d. (ff. 67-70). (11) Case of poisoning, n.p., n.d. (ff. 71-78). (12) Signs of virginity and of rape: an official statement by unnamed 'Medicinae et Chirurgiae Professores,' n.p., n.d. (ff. 79, 80). (13) Case of alleged rape, Rome, 1679 (ff. 81-94). With evidence given by midwives and physicians: some in Italian. (14) Plea for mitigation of sentence for murder, Vetula, n.d. (fol. 95). (15) Continuation of No. 13, Rome, 1679 (ff. 96-105). (16) A will case, Rome, n.d. (ff. 106, 107). (17) Case of illegal entry and attempted rape, n.p., n.d. (ff. 108, 109). (18) Continuation of No. 16 (ff. 110-115). (19) *Subornation to murder, Nocera, 1681 (ff. 116-133). (20) *Financial fraud, Rome, 1680 (ff. 134-141). (21) Points to be observed in making an Inventory, n.p., n.d. (fol. 142). (22-23) Henchiridion Institutionum civilium et canonicarum, n.p., n.d. (ff. 143-153, 154-158). (24) On the 'Gabella' at Sinigaglia, n.p., n.d. (fol. 159). (25) Case of theft at Sinigaglia (Incomplete), n.d. (fol. 160). (26) Plea for nullification of a sentence of ten years banishment, Sinigaglia, 1702 (ff. 161-166). (27) *Orazione funebre del Signor Abbate Cesare Mozamici ... nel Duomo di Cosenza nelle solenni esequie del ... Filippo Quarto il Grande Re di Spagna, e di Napoli. Cosenza: G. B. Moio & G. B. Russo, 1666 (ff. 169-178). Produced in Rome, etc.



Physical description

1 volume 178 ff. folio. 271/2 × 20 cm. Original boards: the lower cover, and both ties are wanting. A foliation has been added in pencil.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1932.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


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