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The Trotula : an English translation of the medieval compendium of women's medicine

Author: Monica Helen Green
Publisher: Philadelphia : PENN, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Trotula was the most influential compendium of women's medicine in medieval Europe. Scholarly debate has long focused on the traditional attribution of the work to the mysterious Trotula, said to have been the first female professor of medicine in eleventh- or twelfth-century Salerno, just south of Naples, then the leading center of medical learning in Europe. Yet as Monica H. Green reveals in her introduction  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Trotula
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Helen Green
ISBN: 0812218086 9780812218084
OCLC Number: 48466749
Language Note: Translated from the Latin with introd. and notes in English.
Description: xvii, 227 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Salerno ; Women's medicine ; The fare of the Trotula ; Note on this translation --
The Trotula. Book on the conditions of women ; On treatments for women ; On women's cosmetics --
Appendix: Compound medicines employed in the Trotula ensemble ; Materia Medica employed in the Trotula.
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Monica H. Green.

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The Trotula was the most influential compendium on women's medicine in medieval Europe. Green here presents the first modern English translation of the so-called standardized Trotula ensemble, a  Read more...

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