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Master John Hall's little book of cures: a critical edition

Wells, Laurence Gregory;
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  • Country: United Kingdom
This thesis presents a critical edition of John Hall’s casebook (composed around 1634-1635) and commentaries on aspects of it.\ud \ud My research involved close reading of Hall’s Latin, and its translation into English. In the process it became apparent that Hall had made considerable use of unattributed borrowings from Latin medical books, making up between thirty and forty per cent of his text. These were mostly identified by detailed word searches of on-line databases. This is a use of medical texts not previously noted, and makes a clear connexion between Latin medical texts and routine medical practice.\ud \ud The thesis is presented in four sections, plus ...
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