Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in Royal Irish Academy

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Medical Treatises

15th cent.? Vellum. 13 1/2 X 9. 92 pp. Name of scribe unknown. On p. 47 is written the name "P. Lee." Old Acad. no. 212. Known as the "Book of the O'Lees" or "of Hy Brasil." Contains translation of some Latin text on medicine, with curious tables of details of disease treated, each divided into 99 compartments, across, aslant, and vertical, coloured red and black, facing description of different diseases, showing name, stage, cures, etc., of disease in question. The first division on p. 1, which contains the words Na leighesa marbtacha, refers to p. 34 (?). Few pages lost judging by context. Strange, badly-done initial letters, ugly faces, etc. The history of this book is given in full in O'Curry's cat.; see also O'Flaherty's West Connaught, p. 70. According to O'Curry, it was bought for the Academy from Thomas Keady of Galway, to whom it had come from the O'Lee family, one of whom professed to have found it in the Island of Hy Brasil. On p. 76, left marg., occur the figures 1434, which may perhaps be the date of writing.

The headings of the various diseases are :—

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4. Morbus est quedum disposisio in corpore mala ledens operaciones nature per se & non per medium .i. is edh is galur, etc.

5. Et ata an leabur so arna ordugad do reir an eidirdealuigti sin 7 leabur an cedclar de fiabrasaib coitcinda in cuirp cu huilidhi ...

5, l. 11. Omnis efemera debet curari cum remocione cause,

6. Febris putrida fit ex putrifacione alicuius humoris . . .

8. Apostema est quedum grositudo tumens . . .

10. Morborum accidencium in superfacie corpuris . . .

12. Accidunt in superficie corporis morbi non appropriati . . .

14. Morborum accidencium in superficie corporis alicui appropriantur alicui membro tantum . . .

16. Morborum appropriatorum superficiei manu[u]m & pedum . . .

18. Vulnera sunt de specie seperacionis continuitatis . . .

20. Seperacio continuitatis ossis est fractura . . .

21, 22. missing.

24. Medicine mortifire aut nocent[es]cum tota specie aut calitalitate (qualitate).

26. Quando aliquis sendit se sumpsisse aliquod poclum venenosum . . .

28. Qui timet ne detur ei posio venenosa . . .

30. Habetur significacio super morbos . . .

32. Si sirsan per se acidit ex mala complexione calida . . .

34. [S]gotomia & vertigo fiunt ex parte cerebri. (Diseases on p. 34 end with Amor; ef. Eriu xi, De amore hereos, Wulff.)

38. Morbus oculorum aut fit in palpebris aut in coniunctiua . . .

40. Pili inuersi quando multiplicantur . . .

42. Coniunctiua est albedo oculi . . .

44. Morbi cornee sunt uulcera pustule . . .

46. Morbi anguli sunt tres . . .

48. Morbi neruorum visus . . .

50. Opilacio si fit ex uermibus . . .

52. Morbi accidentes in instrumento odoratus . . .

54. Morborum accidencium in ore . . .

56. Casus dencium vel mocio ipsorum . . .

58. Morborum accidencium in membris anelitus . . .

60. Sputum sanguinis fit aut de cannali pulmonis . . .

62. Mala complexio cordis . . .

64. Morborum accidencium in instrumentis nutrimenti . . .

66. Mala complexio stomachi aut fit ex calitate . . .

68. Dolor stomaci accidit . . .

70. [ ] uda est euacu[a]cio quedam . . . is eadh is arrda ann.

72. Morbi accidentes in intestinis sunt . . ,

74. Morborum epatis quidam . . .

76. Idroipis fit ex debilitati . . .

78. Morbi renum sunt . . .

80. Morbi uesice sunt . . .

82. Morbi accidentes in corpore testiculorum . . .

84. Morbi matrisis sunt . . .

86. Cancer fit ex apostemite . . .

88. [P]riuacio impregnationis fit . . .

90. Morbi ancharum & pedum sunt . . .

92. Iste liber concludendus est cum aliquibus canonibus, etc. Ends ac foillsiughad na parilise ac techt. Many spaces for illuminated capitals left blank—e.g., p. 34. Top corners cut off pp. 33, 65, 67, 69, 71. Strip cut off foot of p. 38.