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Title: Migraine in Gilbertus Anglicus' Compendium medicinae. The cases of MS Sloane 3486 and Wellcome MS 537
Authors: González-Hernández, A.
Domínguez Rodríguez, María Victoria 
UNESCO Clasification: 320507 Neurología
32 Ciencias médicas
55 Historia
Keywords: Migraine
Gilbertus Anglicus
History of medicine
Hippocratic Corpus
Aretaeus of Cappadocia
St. John the Baptist
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: 0964-704X
Journal: Journal of the History of the Neurosciences 
Abstract: Migraine is a common neurological disorder that has deserved attention since Antiquity. The English physician Gilbertus Anglicus dedicated a separate chapter of his thirteenth-century Compendium medicinae to it, which was then reproduced in some medical manuscripts from the later Middle Ages. MS Sloane 3486 and Wellcome MS 537 are two extant Middle English translations of the Latin exemplar composed by the end of the fifteenth century. This work will analyze how their copyists reduced Anglicus' long theoretical dissertations on the aetiology and semiology of migraine, in order to emphasize the real therapeutic needs of a nonuniversity-trained audience.
ISSN: 0964-704X
DOI: 10.1080/09647040601107598
Source: Journal of the History of the Neurosciences [ISSN 0964-704X], v. 17, p. 147-159
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