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Loci communes medici

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.434, 435
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Loci communes medici
Date(s): c 1640-1720
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Various
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The two compilers of these MSS. are the same as those of MS. No. 210 (Consultationes], the later hand may be that of Pierre Rivallier [1644- ],a physician at Nîmes.


Scope and content/abstract:

Loci communes medici. In Latin and French, by two different compilers. The earlier part in both volumes is entirely in Latin, and may have been begun about the middle of the 17th cent., though the date 1667 is found on fol. 371v of the Vol. 1. This section contains extracts from late 16th cent. and 17th cent. medical works. An entry on Vol. 11, fol. 49v bears the date 1666. The entries by the later compiler are in French and Latin, with French predominating, and contain extracts from medical writers, notes of cases, etc., dated from the later part of the 17th cent. to 1721 (Vol. I, fol. 327). In Vol. II there are a few entries in French, and some on astronomical topics by a third writer; among these the date 1759-in the extract on 'Aphélie'-occurs.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Latin and French

System of arrangement:

In 2 volumes.

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Described in: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

From the Verdeil Collection, purchased Geneva 1928.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The two compilers of these MSS. are the same as those of MS. No. 210 (Consultationes], and as suggested in the Catalogue entry for that MS. All three MSS. are from the same provenance.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jul 2008

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