Medieval medicine, Fevers, History of Science and Medicine, History of Pharmacy, reception and translation of Latin medical tracts in Ireland, Irish medical terminology, Galenism, humoral pathology, Early Modern Irish, genre, register
Lilian Duncan first published an edition of this medical tract from two 15th-century-manuscripts, H. 2. 8 and H. 2. 12 (i) in TCD in the Révue Celtique in 1932. It is about fevers, which in the Middle Ages were regarded as illnesses in their own right, rather than symptoms of underlying conditions. The text is interesting, especially from the point of view of medical terminology as she noted: 'The frequent Latin quotations help to establish the meaning of some of the terms used, and it is interesting to see some words in process of Gaelicisation.' This electronic edition is fully searchable. An English translation is also available.