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Fragment of medicinal treatise

Fragment of medicinal treatise. 13th-14th centuries, Girona (?). Reproduction (original in the Municipal Archives of Girona).

Fragment of medicinal treatise. 13th-14th centuries, Girona (?). Reproduction (original in the Municipal Archives of Girona).

Jewish doctors stood for their competence and success in the treatment of all kinds of evils. Bifolio from a medicinal treatise in Hebrew, with some words in Catalan. The right page deals with how to provoke menstruation, so rue and white horehound are mentioned. The left page deals with the affections of the male genitals and the loss of sexual desire, using ginger, celery and onion, among others.

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