Thomae de Wratislavia Practica Medicinalis: A Critical Edition of the "Practica medicinalis" of Thomas of Wroclaw, Prémontré Bishop of Sarepta ... Vol. 27) (Latin and English Edition) by Thomae de Wratislavia, Theodore James Antry
Thomae de Wratislavia Practica Medicinalis: A Critical Edition of the "Practica medicinalis" of Thomas of Wroclaw, Prémontré Bishop of Sarepta ... Vol. 27) (Latin and English Edition)
Author: Thomae de Wratislavia, Theodore James Antry
Title: Thomae de Wratislavia Practica Medicinalis: A Critical Edition of the "Practica medicinalis" of Thomas of Wroclaw, Prémontré Bishop of Sarepta ... Vol. 27) (Latin and English Edition)
ISBN10: 8304026783
ISBN13: 978-8304026780
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Publisher: Polish Academy of Sciences; 1st edition (1989)
Language: Latin, English
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This illustrated volume was published in a limited scholarly edition of 410 copies by the Centre for Copernican Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences. It contains the complete text of "Practica medicinalis" and brings to light an unexpected wealth of information on 14th-century medical experience and knowledge. Thomas of Wroclaw (aka Thomas von Breslau, Peter of Tilleberi, Thomas of Sarepta, Thomas of Preslau, Thomas Sareptensis or Thomas Wratislaviensis; born in 1297 in Tilbury, Essex) was the most important mediaeval author of Silesia; his works were used in the big cities of Central Europe, Cracow, Gdansk, Dresden, Erfurt and Leipzig, where their manuscript copies have been preserved until the present day. Three manuscripts (Leipzig 1198; Gdansk 2310; Dresden C.274) contain the entire 112 chapters of "Practica"; two other manuscripts (from Wroclaw) contain parts of this work. Thomas' 'Practica' follows the usual arrangement of a medieval medical manual: it begins with ailments of the head and proceeds down through the body to the lower extremities. The first 87 chapters are concerned with ailments of particular parts of the body, while the final chapters deal with general ailments affecting the whole body, such as rash or abscesses. One recognizes in Thomas a teacher who is orderly in his presentation and who takes the time to explain things. Each of the chapters follows a general pattern. Since the chapters are usually titled by ailment, he explains first of all what the ailment is, then gives the causes ("causae") for it, both internal and external if there be such. These are followed by the symptoms ("signa"). Finally, he lists the cures ("curae"). Studia Copernicana present Copernicus' works and related problems of his times, as well as the scientific developments preceding his discoveries and the impact of his ideas.