Medieval Medical manuscripts

Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 12:30

Dr Catherine Rider (Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Exeter)

The Cathedral Library has several medical and scientific manuscripts from the Middle Ages. They include a medical encyclopaedia by the fourteenth-century physician John of Gaddesden (mentioned by Chaucer in the Canterbury Tales) to a collection of recipes for cures. Join Dr Catherine Rider for this talk, where she will introduce some of these texts and their authors, and looks at what they can tell us about health and medicine in the medieval period. It will be accompanied by some of wonderful books from the Library and Archive medical collection.

Booking information

Tickets £5, booking essential. Telephone 01392 285983 or book online.

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