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A book of diseases and medical recipes, written in the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 304
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Wanting a few leaves, including the 1st, 6th and 7th. The section on Mania (fol. 5) begins 'Mania his another sikenesse of the middel part of the brayne.' The first and last leaves of each section are parchment.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent.


105 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 304


Arranged according to the part of the body which is diseased.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21878

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Custodial History

Owned by Thomas Dyllahay in the 16th cent. (fol. 11r, cf. 2): by James Purshull (1648-53) and other members of that family (fols. 90v, 96v, etc.): and in 1661 by William Perrott.

Physical Facet

On paper and parchment


11 × 8 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom