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Medicine

The history of medicine in the Middle Ages: healing plants, medical practices, remedies and more. Cover art may vary.

  • Medicine in the English Middle AgesMedicine in the English Middle Ages
    Faye Getz

    An overview of the people, ideas, and beliefs that made up the world of English medieval medicine between 750 and 1450. Features chapters on practitioners and medical texts.

    Hardcover: 192 pages

  • Hildegard of Bingen's MedicineHildegard of Bingen's Medicine
    Wighard Strehlow

    Translation of the complete text of Hildegard of Bingen's Medicine. Extensive appendices include an index of plants and herbs, index of symptoms and illnesses, and an index of remedies.

    Paperback: 180 pages

  • Medieval & Early Renaissance MedicineMedieval & Early Renaissance Medicine
    Nancy Siraisi

    Includes chapters on practitioners and conditions of practice, medical education, physiological and anatomical knowledge, diseases, treatments, surgeons and surgery.

    Paperback: 264 pages

  • Western Medical Thought from Antiquity to the Middle AgesWestern Medical Thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
    Mirko Drazen Grmek

    Traces the slow transitions and sudden changes in medical thought from Greek and Roman times to the Middle Ages. Includes chapters on medicine in medieval Christianity, medical education, drugs and surgery, and more.

    Hardcover: 496 pages

  • The TrotulaThe Trotula: A Medieval Compendium of Woman's Medicine
    Monica H. Green, Editor

    Revealing exploration of medieval medicine, women's health, and women's learning and practical traditions during the era. Translation from Latin to English of ancient texts accompanied by an appendix of compound medicines appearing in the text.

    Hardcover: 301 pages

  • Hildegard's Healing PlantsHildegard's Healing Plants: From the Medieval Classic Physica
    Hildegard of Bingen

    Descriptions of over 200 plants with therapeutic qualities, from the 12th century work on health and healing.

    Hardcover: 192 pages

  • Medieval Herbal RemediesMedieval Herbal Remedies: The Old English Herbarium and Anglo-Saxon Medicine
    Anne Van Arsdall

    New translation of the Old English Herbarium underscores its importance to the medieval world as well as its similarities to modern herbal medicine. Illustrated with drawings based on the original manuscript. Originally translated into Anglo-Saxon around the year 1000, this collection of remedies enjoyed popularity throughout Western Europe from the 5th century into the Renaissance.

    Hardcover: 288 pages

  • Medicine before ScienceThe Business of Medicine from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment
    Roger French

    Introduction to the history of university-trained physicians from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Explores the development of medicine from Hippocrates and Galen, through the medieval schools, to scientific revolution.

    Paperback: 296 pages