Anglo-Saxon Medicine by Malcolm Laurence Cameron

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13 It is possible that the later interest in Latin medicine (and Greek medicine through translation into Latin) had its inception in the stimulus given by these two men, but I can find no supporting evidence. Bede himself in two of his works dealt directly with medical matters. A part of ch. 30 ('De aequinoctiis et solstitiis') of his De temporum rationed is concerned with the physical and physiological fours, the relation between the four winds, four seasons and four elements of the physical world and the four ages and four humours of man.

There are conditions which resist treatment even today. It is interesting to find that these are the ailments for which remedies most often have a magical component, as in the one for migraine given above. Warts are very intractable to treatment and one way to handle such intractable conditions was to combine the ingredients and treatments of two remedies into a single one, thereby enhancing in the patient's mind the supposed effectiveness of medicines otherwise ineffective. In Marcellus we find: The ashes of dog dung applied (to them) cures all kinds of warts.

The same may be said for another work, the Conpositiones of Scribonius Largus, 29 also of slender dimensions, for which no evidence exists that it was ever used or even known in England. From works which were used the compiler made a careful selection of remedies for which ingredients were likely to be available to English practitioners. 30 28 29 30 Payne, English Medicine, p . 3 4 . Scribonii Largi Conpositiones, ed. G . Helmreich (Leipzig, 1887). Leechdoms, ed. ' 43 Anglo-Saxon Medicine The sources may be found in Ad glauconem Liber IP1 and in the Passionarius in almost the same words.

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