Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Sang. 2  Cod. Sang. 756 Cod. Sang. 760  Cod. Sang. 2135  471/620
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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 759
Manuscript Title:
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Collection of medical texts
Parchment · 94 ff. · 21.5 x 16.5 cm · first half of the 9th century
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Manuscript Summary
A collection of ten assorted medical tracts, written in the first half of the 9th century in an Insular, likely Celtic, script with continental influences. Among the prescriptions (on page 91) is a blessing with the cross to be used as “Schutzbrief gegen die Versuchungen des Teufels und gegen Fieber” (insurance against temptations by the Devil and against fever). The manuscript also contains, for example, extracts from the “Conspectus ad Eustathium filium” by Oribasius (4th century AD), a physician of late antiquity, the “Epistula de febribus” by the Greek physician Galen († 216 AD), and a “Liber medicinalis” by an unknown author. (smu)
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Beccaria Augusto, I codici di medicina del periodo presalernitano, Roma 1956, pp. 384-386.
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 250.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0759 (
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