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Manuscript Monday: LJS 220, Recueil de diverses recettes médécinales

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 220,  Recueil de diverses recettes médécinales. The manuscript was written in France, between 1475 and 1490, in Middle French, with some sections in Latin. It is a collection of medical preparations for a wide variety of ailments, including headaches, eye problems, toothaches, animal bites, gout, and pleurisy, with more general introductory material on the four elements, the four humors, the signs of the zodiac, and the planets.

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