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Illustrations Including A Man And Woman With Impetigo, In John of Arderne's 'Book Of Medicines'

Illustrations Including A Man And Woman With Impetigo, In John of Arderne's 'Book Of Medicines'

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1425

Shelfmark: Additional MS 29301

Item number: f.12v

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

This manuscript contains several works, including a collection of recipes, charms, and surgical operations by John of Arderne; a series of drawings of medicinal plants; and a Middle English translation of a Latin medical treatise. John of Arderne (1307-1376) was the first English surgeon to achieve national and international fame. He attended English troops at various battles in the Hundred Years War, which gave him the exceptional opportunities to treat injuries and to study corpses anatomically. In addition to a man and woman with impetigo are illustrations of a fern, a clyster-pipe, and a boring-tool.

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