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- Medical/astrology images from various texts. Brief descriptions - http://www.bl.uk/learning/artimages/bodies/astrology/gallery/astrogallery.html and http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/medieval/medicine/medievalmedicine.html
- Also check out the database ARTstor. All artwork is considered a primary source and you could do a “reading” of the piece if one fits into the theme of your paper.
- Harley Science Project Digitised Manuscripts - Images and descriptions of 150 medieval and modern scientific manuscripts from the British Library’s Harley collection. You can limit to a year range and do a keyword search.
John Arderne was a 14th century doctor from England who learned surgery during the 100 Years War and had breakthroughs treating anal fistulas. Although pioneering in some ways, Arderne still believed in some of the rather unscientific medical practices of the Middle Ages. His methods are often obscured by his use of nonsensical names for ointments and plaisters, while many of his recipes for prescriptions are vague - apparently deliberate ploys to prevent his competitors from stealing his ideas. He was prepared to include folk charms and popular remedies in his texts, and believed in practicing astrology in the diagnosis, treatment and prognostication of ailments, as was the norm.
- Secondary source info on Arderne: https://universityofglasgowlibrary.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/john-of-arderne-the-father-of-english-surgery/
- Full Text of Treatises of fistula in ano : haemorrhoids, and clysters http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/ArderneFistula?rgn=main;view=fulltext
You can also order this via OhioLink if you prefer a hard copy: http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/record=b10526281~S0
- Full text of De arte phisicali et de cirurgia (The Art of Medicine and Surgery) – English translation
https://archive.org/stream/deartephisicalie01ardeuoft/deartephisicalie01ardeuoft_djvu.txt Sorry it isn’t the most user friendly. It was the best I could find.
- The medieval surgery by Tony Hunt. Presents the complete set of illustrations which accompany a 13-th century Anglo-Norman translation of Roger of Parma's Surgery (c.1180), the first original treatise on surgery to be written in the medieval West. His commentary relates the drawings precisely to the sections of text they illustrate, providing accurate identification of the different medical treatments depicted.
Available via OhioLink: http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/record=b33135467~S0
- Tacuinum sanitatis – a medieval health handbook
Available at Walsh: http://cat.opal-libraries.org/record=b1696576~S20
- The Middle English Translation of Guy De Chauliac's Anatomy
Available via OhioLink: http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/record=b11098427~S0
- The 'Liber de Diversis Medicinis.' - A collection of medical prescriptions and charms written in a mid-fifteenth century hand; the scribe, a Robert Thornton, has been variously identified with three persons of the name who flourished during that period.
- Calendar and the Cloister - The Calendar and the Cloister is a scholarly resource devoted to a single medieval manuscript: Oxford, St John's College 17. This splendid volume was created in the first decade of the 12th century at Thorney Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Cambridgeshire. St John's 17 is a compilation of texts, tables, maps and diagrams. It is organized around the central theme of time-reckoning and calendar construction — what in the Middle Ages was called computus.
- Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine: An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice
Walsh e-book: http://cat.opal-libraries.org/record=b2865327~S20
- Medicine & Society in Later Medieval England
Available via OhioLink: http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/record=b25131071~S0
- Harry Bober, “The Zodiacal Miniature of the Très Riches Heures of the Duke of Berry: Its Sources and Meaning,” in Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 11 (1948).
- Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History
Available via OhioLink: http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/record=b25145539~S0
- Hilary M. Carey, “What is the Folded Almanac? The Form and Function of Key Manuscript Sources for Astro-Medical Practice in Later Medieval England,” Social History of Medicine 16 (2003): 481-2.
- Hilary M. Carey, “Astrological Medicine and the Medieval English Folded Almanac,” Social History of Medicine 17:3 (2004).
- Popular medicine in thirteenth-century England : introduction and texts – looks like this may contain primary sources within it?
Available via OhioLink: http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/record=b14868790~S0
- Doctors and medicine in medieval England, 1340-1530
Available via OhioLink: http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/record=b10588656~S0
- Medieval medicus: a social history of Anglo-Norman medicine
Available via OhioLink: http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/record=b10667585~S0
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