A book of diseases and medical recipes, written in the 15th cent.
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.
Language of Materials
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.
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.
On paper and parchment
11 × 8 5/8 in.