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Manuscript Monday: LJS 195 – Medical miscellany

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 195, Medical miscellany. This manuscript was written in Germany, between 1450 and 1499, in Middle High German, with some Latin. It is a Medical compilation with a particular focus on the plague, but also including information on diseases of different parts of the body, urine, medicines, laxatives, water and wine, and the making of pigments for painting and inks for writing.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand.