Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 388: Medical Tracts
- CCCC MS 388 is a compendium of medical treatises and recipes including works attributed to Hippocrates, Galen, Scelpius and 'H. Sampsonis de Clouburnel'. The contents are written in English, Latin and Anglo-Norman and were copied c. 1330. As such, it throws an interesting light on the creation and transmission of multi-lingual texts in later medieval England. An analysis of the Middle English components of this volume suggests that it was written or copied by an author who employed a linguistic style that has been localised to East Anglia in the vicinity of Ely. Other than this, there are no clues as to the manuscript's provenance.
- Medical Tracts
- M.R. James Date
- Downloadable James Catalogue Record
- Superseded Interim Catalogue Record
- Medical Tracts. 1r-54v
- (1r) Hic incipit liber ypocracii galieni et sclepei
- (1r) Ypocras se liuere fytAle emperour cesar mytDemandant si volz viureEntendez ben a moun liureetc.
(1r) De urinis secundum magol (or -OS)
(1r) Urina viri sani est pura et aurei coloris
The text is in French, Latin and English: English appears first on f. 4r
(36r) A list of titles in English and at the end of it
- (36v) Here bygennes mani a god medecine yat leches han drawn out of ye bokes of Galion and sclepius and ypocras
- (48v) of eld ale mad of barly malt and drinck it
(48v) Expliciunt medicine de tractatibus ypocracii gallieni et sclepeij, etc.
(48v) Ungwentum ad fistulam
(48v) and other receipts Latin and English
(49v) (Virtutes signorum)
- (49v) Nil capiti facies aries dum luna refulgetNon tangas aures nec balnea tucius intresetc.
- (49v) Carpe uiam tutus sit pocio supra (?sumpta) salubris
- (49v) Expliciunt virtutes xij signorum lunacionum
- (50r) Various receipts in Latin
(50v) Secreta medicine H. Sampsonis de Clouburnel. Seus sunt lez erbes quy sunt appelle lez .v .launces
(51r) Ce est le charme seynt gabriel le portat par nostre seygnour pur charmer crestienes de verin, etc.
(51v) Other receipts
(52r) Nomina herbarum et earum virtutes
- (52r) Garofila latina Romanice garofle
- (53v) Ending
- (53v) He(re) mayst you knowen urins be coloures
- (54v) pasted over: apparently there is a name on it
- Medical Tracts. 1r-54v
- R. 8
- MS 388
- UK, Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Parker Library
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