medieval medicine

THE GOLDEN WINE OR THE FIFTH ESSENCE. John of Rupescissa’s Medical Alchemy

This talk focuses on Rupescissa's medical alchemy and, more generally, on the development of medical alchemy in the Occitan-Catalan area with an emphasis on the analysis of a partial, but significant, critical edition of the Pseudo-Lullian Alchemical Testament.

Healing with Poisons: Potent Medicines in Medieval China

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 Medicine: Its Mysteries and Science

This book explores the labyrinth of strange ideas and unlikely remedies that make up the weird, wonderful and occasionally beneficial world of medieval medicine.

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

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

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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