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Scroll containing remedies and charms against diseases, wounds, etc. Written in Late Middle English. Incomplete (Leech-Books VII)

Date:
c. 1400
Reference:
MS.410
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Description

Scroll containing remedies and charms against diseases, wounds, etc. Written in Late Middle English. Incomplete.

Contents

Recto: her bygynnyth medicynys. He [that] have tod akyng ... Ghyf the wonde be lokyn to gedere or hit be hol.

Verso [Charm]e for the festerys [?] ... thys charm ys of Susana that seynt gebryel hirre broughte fro god for to charme men of wormys of fester of goute ... vorms that dryue and ingrowen [?] and also ... [ends imperfectly].

Publication/Creation

c. 1400

Physical description

1 volume 67 x 9.5 cm. On vellum. The end is wanting; text stained and rubbed. Written on recto and verso, in a good book-hand. At the top of the scroll are four small holes, perhaps for attachment to a carrying pouch.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1930.

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).

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