Title

What Was It Like To Go To The Doctor in Medieval Ireland?

Document Type

Other

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

3. MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, History

Publication Details

RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Friday, 16 Nov 2018 12:21

Abstract

A collection of over 100 Irish language medical manuscripts, copied between roughly 1400 and 1700, contain texts on topics ranging from anatomy and pathology to health regimen and herbalism. Most of these manuscripts, now preserved in libraries across Ireland and further afield, were compiled as reference handbooks for practising physicians in Ireland and Gaelic-speaking Scotland.

DOI

https://doi.or/10.21427/pc1m-5b98

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