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Invited Lectures
Färber, Beatrix
2022
March
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, adaptation in irish translations, Bernardus de Gordonio
This short paper is based on ongoing PhD research on a medical treatise by Bernardus de Gordonio, and unpublished.
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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