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Färber, Beatrix
Medical Writing in Irish: On the Principles of Health and Disease - Gleaned from Irish translations of Bernard de Gordon
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medical treatises, early modern Irish, medieval principles of health and disease, adapttion in irish translations, Bernardus de Gordonio
This short paper is based on my PhD research on medical treatise by Bernardus de Gordonio, and not published.
The underlying principles for seeking to attain a patient's health, and preventing disease, go far back to Hippocrates and Galen, but they prevailed into the early modern period. This paper explains the concepts and theories behind what -- for us -- may be an impenetrable and strange thicket of unscientific reasoning, but what was a careful (if flawed) system of medicine adhered to by many generations of medical practitioners,
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