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Medical manuscript

  • Early 14th century; parchment; mm 525 × 365; ff. I, 234, I’.
  • Udine, Archivio di Stato, fragment 14.
A small fragment of a code of medicine written in France and used in Cividale del Friuli between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

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.

Country of locationItaly
Library / CollectionArchivio di Stato
Shelfmarkframm. 14
Support materialParchment
Extentff. I, 234, I’
Formatmm 525 × 365
AgeEarly 14th century
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