StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS LAT/12
TitleMedical Treatises (14th century)
DateLate 14th century
DescriptionManuscript volume, probably late 14th century, containing a collection of medical treatises by various authors, including prescriptions and treatises on medicinal herbs. With many later notes and corrections indicating it was heavily used over a long period of time. Much of text appears to be copies of works by the C13th-C14th physician Bernard de Gordon and includes his celebrated "Lilium medicinae" (Lily of Medicine).

The binding is in extremely poor condition and lacks the spine cover. Imprints of text on the uncovered spine indicate that manuscript fragments may have been incorporated in the binding.
Extent1 volume containing 214 leaves
AccessConditionsThis item requires conservation treatment and is not available for consultation.
Related MaterialUniversity College London Special Collections, MS LAT 11, ff 324r-332v, 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) and N R Ker, 'Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries' (London and Oxford, 1969), which summarise the contents of the manuscript; handlist at University College London Special Collections.
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