medieval medicine

Healing with Poisons: Potent Medicines in Medieval China (2021)

Healing with Poisons explores the ways physicians, religious devotees, court officials, and laypeople used powerful substances to both treat intractable illnesses and enhance life.

Medieval Herbal Remedies: The Old English Herbarium & Anglo-Saxon Medicine (2010)

This book presents for the first time an up-to-date and easy-to-read translation of a medical reference work that was used in Western Europe from the fifth century well into the Renaissance. Listing 185 medicinal plants, the uses for each, and remedies that were compounded using them, the translation will fascinate medievalist, medical historians and the layman alike.

Hildegard von Bingen’s Physica: The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health & Healing (1998)

At a time when few women could write and most were denied a formal education, Hildegard von Bingen became a legendary healer, visionary, musician, artist, poet, and saint.

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