Hippocrates by the bedside

This rather unwell looking patient is being fed or medicated by a physician supposed to be Hippocrates, assisted by a wide-eyed female professional. De regimine acutorum was published in England in the thirteenth century. The image (on the left) is an enlarged historiated initial from the medieval illuminated manuscript (shown on the right).

Hippocrates Medicates a Patient, in De regimine acutorum. The British Library, Harley MS 3140 f.39r.

 


 

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