*** DEBUG START ***
*** DEBUG END ***

Health and humours

by
25 October 2013

Health and humours: a medieval anatomical drawing, a "Zodiac man", featured in the manuscript The Physician's Handbook by Richard of Lincoln, written in the mid15th century and formerly in the library of the Dukes of Newcastle. In 2002, a temporary bar on its export enabled it to be bought by the Wellcome Library, where it is now MS 8004, and it has been edited and translated by Francis Davey. His book, Richard of Lincoln: A medieval doctor travels to Jerusalem, also reproduces the original (folios 75 to 84), and provides an introduction, notes, bibliography, and index. Richard set off from England for Jerusalem in 1454. Davey discusses his route, building on his previous published study of another medieval pilgrim, William Wey. The new book is from Azure Publications: £10.50 incl. p&p from Patricia Quaife, 1 North Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0AP; phone 01392 873251, or email fdpqdevon@mypostoffice.co.uk

Health and humours: a medieval anatomical drawing, a "Zodiac man", featured in the manuscript The Physician's Handbook by Richard of Lincoln, writte...

Church Times Bookshop

Save money on books reviewed or featured in the Church Times. To get your reader discount:

> Click on the “Church Times Bookshop” link at the end of the review.

> Call 0845 017 6965 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm).

The reader discount is valid for two months after the review publication date. E&OE

Forthcoming Events

24 May 2022
Disability and Church: Intersectionality
A joint webinar from HeartEdge and Church Times.

2 July 2022
Bringing Down the Mighty: Church, Theology and Structural Injustice
With Anthony Reddie, Azariah France-Williams, Mariama Ifode-Blease, Luke Larner, Will Moore, Stewart Rapley and Victoria Turner.

More events

The Church Times Archive

Read reports from issues stretching back to 1863, search for your parish or see if any of the clergy you know get a mention.

FREE for Church Times subscribers.

Explore the archive

Welcome to the Church Times

​To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)