Medical manuscript

  • S. XIV (beginning); parchment; mm 525 x 365; ff. I, 234, I’
  • Udine, State Archives, Fragment 14

It is a small very damaged and recently restored two-folium fragment whose unidentified text is still legible, although with some difficulties: «… Tisis est consumptio substantialis humectationis corporis, immutacio augmentationis in diminucionem. Nascitur autem multis modis …». It is worth being signalled because it is the oldest medical manuscript circulating in Friuli. Written in France in the thirteenth century, as it is evidenced by its script, the codex was used at Cividale where it was dismembered and then used as a cover-board for some breviaturae of the notary Stefano Candelari in 1325. The hypothesis that it was part of the professional endowment of a doctor of Cividale in the same thirteenth century is not at all out of place.

Frammento_14_1V 2R

Frammento_14_2V 1R

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