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Healing and Society in Medieval England
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Originally composed in Latin by Gilbertus Anglicus (Gilbert the Englishman), his Compendium of Medicine was a primary text of the medical revolution in thirteenth-century Europe. Composed mainly of medicinal recipes, it offered advice on diagnosis, medicinal preparation, and prognosis. In the fifteenth-century it was translated into Middle English to accommodate a widening audience for learning and medical “secrets.”
    Faye Marie Getz provides a critical edition of the Middle English text, with an extensive introduction to the learned, practical, and social components of medieval medicine and a summary of the text in modern English. Getz also draws on both the Latin and Middle English texts to create an extensive glossary of little-known Middle English pharmaceutical and medical vocabulary.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-11
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xv-lxxiv
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  1. The Middle English Gilbertus Angelicus from Wellcome MS 537
  2. pp. lxxvv-lxxvvi
  1. I. The Head
  2. pp. 1-31
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  1. II. The Eyes
  2. pp. 32-62
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  1. III. The Eyelids and Lashes
  2. pp. 62-64
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  1. IV. The Ears
  2. pp. 64-78
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  1. V. The Nose
  2. pp. 78-87
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  1. VI. The Mouth
  2. pp. 87-91
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  1. VII. The Teeth
  2. pp. 91-97
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  1. VIII. The Tongue and Throat
  2. pp. 97-105
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  1. IX. The Upper Chest
  2. pp. 105-120
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  1. X. The Lungs
  2. pp. 120-143
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  1. XI. The Heart
  2. pp. 143-153
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  1. XII. The Stomach
  2. pp. 153-190
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  1. XIII. The Guts
  2. pp. 190-215
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  1. XIV. The Liver
  2. pp. 215-231
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  1. XV. The Spleen
  2. pp. 231-244
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  1. XVI. The Kidneys
  2. pp. 244-254
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  1. XVII. The Bladder
  2. pp. 254-270
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  1. XVIII. The Penis
  2. pp. 271-278
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  1. XIX. Hemorrhoids
  2. pp. 278-305
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  1. Commentary
  2. pp. 306-327
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 327-378
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  1. Alphabetical List of Plants by Genus
  2. pp. 379-387
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 388-395
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  1. Series Page
  2. pp. 396-473
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