Rare 500-year-old illustrated medical book shows doctors analysing urine to diagnose illness and brushing lice from a boy’s hair

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The medieval book has gone on display at the University of Aberdeen for the first time – showing some of the medical methods practiced in Scotland five centuries ago.


A rare medieval book gives an insight into the bizarre medical practices used 500 years ago.
It has gone on display for the first time at the University of Aberdeen.
The De Hortus Sanitatis, which translates as the Garden of Health, shows some of the medical methods practiced in Scotland five centuries ago and is one of the earliest European medical texts.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201221/Rare-500-year-old-illustrated-medical-book-shows-doctors-analysing-urine-diagnose-illness-brushing-lice-boys-hair.html#ixzz26p3DdYWE


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