Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 341 (U.8.9)
Date of Creation: Between 1199 and 1299
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Trotvlae, De Passionibvs Mvliervm.
Trotvlae Minoris (?), De Cvratione Mvliervm.
Joannis Platearii Secvndi, De Corpori Conferentibvs et Nocentibvs.
On i, 4 verso in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand: Trotula de passionibus | mulierum.
On iii, 1 verso is attached a strip of paper with this note in an early XVIII. Cent. hand: In New College Library in Oxon: is | said to be Curę Magistrę Grottulę | de Aegritudine Mulierum, et Libellus | de ornatu Mulierum, per eandem . | quere Trocula a little top.
On the last verso (4, 12 verso) is a XVI. Cent. receipt: Contra paralisim siue fit vniuersalis siue particularis, which concludes: probatum per me h. Sutton.
The blank folio (3, 12.) is covered recto and verso with XIV.-XVI. Cent. receipts.
Trotula, according to Hirsch (Biog. Lex. der Aerzte, vi. pp. 16, 17), was one of the most famous female students at the Medical School of Salerno in the 11th Century. She belonged possibly to the noble family Dei Ruggieri, and may have been the wife of Joannes Platearius.
See also C.G. Gruner, Neque Eros, neque Trotula, sed Salernitanus quidam Medicus, isque Christianus, Auctor Libelli est qui De Morbis Mulierum inscribitur, Jenae, 1773.
This MS. differs both in its arrangement and matter from the Aldine Edition. It omits (on p. 20) the quotation from Copho of Salerno in Chap. XVII. f. 74 verso.
[Formerly P.3.7; S.9.146]
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 5 3/4 x 3 3/4, ff. 38, originally (probably) ff. 48, well written in single cols. of 27 lines, each 4 1/8 x 2 3/4, ruled and margined with brown crayon, last quire 4½ x 2 7/8, signatures, mostly cropped, catchwords, pagination (pp. 1-70), illuminated initials with gestures, blue and red small initials with ornament and gestures of opposite colour, rubrics, red and blue paragraph marks, marginalia, initials touched with vermilion, much cropped, otherwise well preserved, fol. sec. quibus fit uomitus. Late Cent. XIII.
Binding: Millboards, covered crimson morocco, bound to Dr. Wm. Hunter's order, gilt-tooled edges, sides, and panelled back, gilt edges, title (gilt) on green morocco shield: TORTU | CODEX | M.S. Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 277.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 277.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Trotula of Salerno fl 1100-1199
Medical student at Salerno.
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