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Arnold of Villanova, etc. Medical treatises

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Arnold of Villanova, etc. Medical treatises

Written in a small semi-current gothic hand, 35 lines to a page by the same scribe throughout, with many contractions, and somewhat difficult to decipher. Initials and paragraph marks in red.

Contents

1. ff. 1r-9r Arnold of Villanova, Regimen to Pope Clement V

f. 1r Incipit regimen excellentis viri magistri arnoldi de villa nova pro domino clemente papa quinto. Capitulum primum de dolore capitis. In dolore capitis si venter ... f. 9r ... nihil prosunt. Explicit practica summaria edita a magistro Arnoldo de Villa Nova ad instanciam pape clementis. Anno domini Mocccolxxv in sabbato ante letare.

2. ff. 9r-v Arnold of Villanova, Phlebotomy

f. 9r Incipit opusculum de flebotomia arnoldi di villa nova. Inspicimus sanguinem dum fluit ... f. 9v ... die et secunda.

3. ff. 9v-10r Mandatum novum, extract

f. 9v Hoc extractum est sub compendio de libro qui mandatum novum appellatur. Senes non flebothomaus ... f. 10r ... ne sic ypinosis.

4. ff. 10r-11r John de Sancto Amando, Phlebotomy, extract

f. 10r Hec sunt collecta a Johanne de sancto amando sub compendio super flebothomandis ... f. 11r ... sanguis generativa.

5. f. 11r Arnold of Villanova, Phlebotomy, extract

f. 11r Arnoldus de Villanova. Que inter pollicem et indicem in dorso ... non eminebunt etc. Explicit opusculum magistri arnoldi de flebotomia.

6. ff. 11v-22v Arnold of Villanova, De vinis

f. 11v Incipit opusculum magistri arnoldi de villa nova de vinis. Sacre ac semper victorie regie maiestati ... Laudamus quoque vinam de vite bona ad conficiendum ... f. 22v ... virtus exspiret. Explicit tractatus magistri Arnoldi de Villa Nova de vinis.

7. ff. 23r-24r Bernard de Gordon, De modo medendi

f. 23r Cum medicus ut plurimum a principio egritudinis ... f. 24r ... et in cibando precavere et est finis.

8. ff. 24r-26r Arnold of Villanova, Cura febris ethice

f. 24r Cura febris ethice secundum magistrem arnoldum. Paciens pro quo tam sollicite ... f. 26r ... bene limphati et sic est finis.

9. ff. 26r-29v Arnold of Villanova, Epistola de cura podagre

f. 26r Incipit epistola arnoldi de nova villa de cura podagre. Regimen vestrum sic tale primo cavebitis ... f. 29v ... cum diligentia. Explicit epistola de podagra et cura eius secundum magistrum arnoldum de villa nova. Deo gracias.

10. ff. 30r-33v John of Tornamira, De calculo

f. 30r Quia calculus quandoque accidit nobilibus personis ... f. 33v ... de abitu. Explicit tractatus magistri Johannis de tornamira de calculo. Deo gracias.

11. ff. 33v-36r John Jacobi, De pestilencia

f. 33v Sequitur tractatus de pestilencia. Ad honorem sancte et individue ... f. 36r ... benedicta recipiantur. Explicit tractatus de preservacione a pestilencia magistri Johannis Jacobi deo gracias.

12. ff. 36r-38v John of Tornamira, tract on pestilence

f. 36r Cum isti morbi pestilenciales ... f. 38v ... sepius renovando etc. Explicit tractatus magistri Johannis de Tornamira completus in monte pessulano.

13. ff. 38v-40v Arnold of Villanova, De conceptione

f. 38v Sequitur tractatus arnoldi de villa nova de conceptione. Complementum coitus est sanitas ... f. 40v ... super dentem ponantur. etc.

14. ff. 40v-48v Arnold of Villanova, De decoracionibus mulierum

f. 40v Sequitur tractatus de decoracionibus mulierum magistri arnoldi de villa nova. Quando domina volt corpus ... f. 48v ... testiculi et vulva etc. est finis tractatus magistri Arnoldi de Villa nova de decorationibus mulierum. Deo gracias etc.

15. ff. 49r-50v Arnold of Villanova, Cautele medicorum

f. 49r Notande sunt quedem cautele que habende sunt in iudicio urine ... f. 50v ... patet per totum etc.

16. ff. 50v-60r Arnold of Villanova, Aphorisms

f. 50v Incipiunt amphorismi de ingeniis nocitivis curaticis et preservativis morborum spirituales partes humani corporis respicientibus. Egritudines vel in cerebro vel in tegumentis ... f. 60r ... ydrozuccari syropi etc. est finis illius deo gracias.

17. ff. 60v-61r Recipes in the hand of the text and a later hand

One of the recipes on f. 60v is 'Pro Jodoco Capellano, reverendissimi domini Herlich'. Another ends 'Quod receptum habui a doctore Zicklino expertissimo viro medicinarum in Colonie. Anno 1505'.

f. 61v blank

Publication/Creation

Late 15th Century

Physical description

1 volume ii + 61 + ii ff. 4to. 21 x 14 cm. Paper. Modern boards. A leaf-probably blank-has been cut out between fol. 22 and 23.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1922.

Biographical note

Of German provenance. This MS. is possibly of the same provenance as MS. 538.

Finding aids

Catalogue description modified in 2014. For original description, see 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).

Location of duplicates

This material has been digitised and can be freely accessed online through the Wellcome Library catalogue.

Ownership note

Inside the upper cover Ex-libris of Hermann Suchier, German philologist (1848-1914).


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