The first book to study Old English medical texts.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Conditions for health and disease; 3. Physician and patient; 4. The earliest notices of Anglo-Saxon medical practice; 5. Medical texts of the Anglo-Saxons; 6. Compilations in Old English; 7. Compilations in Latin; 8. Latin works translated into Old English: Herbarium and Peri Didaxeon; 9. Sources for Old English texts; 10. Making a Leechbook; 11. Materia medica; 12. Rational medicine; 13. Magical medicine; 14. The humours and bloodletting; 15. Surgery; 16. Gynaecology and obstetrics; 17. Conclusions; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
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