StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS LAT/11
TitleMedical Dictionary and Other Treatises (1425)
Date13th century
Date316th Century-17th Century
DescriptionManuscript volume, apparently dating from 1425, containing a dictionary of medical terms and other treatises. Marginal comments throughout, 16th-17th century, including medicinal recipes, the entries frequently stating the name of the person who found them beneficial and the date. Topics include smell, pregnancy, post-natal depression and obesity. There is a section on prognostication that includes advice on how to find a thief. Also a text on the pestilential plague, f.329v-332v and magical recipes (f.335r)

Manuscript waste fragment leaf at the front of the volume bears text of theological content, possibly St Augustine's commentary on the psalms (specifically Enarratio in Psalmum CXXXIV) in a 13th-century script.
Extent1 volume containing 353 leaves
AdminHistoryWritten in England.
AccessStatusCertain restrictions apply
AccessConditionsFragile, may be consulted but must be handled with care. Cover loose. Does not open beyond 45 degrees in some sections.
Related MaterialUniversity College London Special Collections, MS LAT 11, has content similar to some passages in MS LAT 12.
FindingAidsDorothy K Coveney, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College London' (London, 1935); N R Ker, 'Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries' (London and Oxford, 1969); handlist at University College London Special Collections.
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