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SVENBERG, Torgny

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De arte phisicale et de cirurgia. By John of Arderne. From a new digital version of the Stockholm roll translated and commented by Torgny Svenberg & Peter Murray Jones, art-historical reflexions by Eva Lq Sandgen.

Stockholm: Hagströmerbiblioteket, 2014.

John of Arderne was the first English surgeon of note. The Stockholm manuscript preserved in the National Library of Stockholm is an illustrated vellum roll nearly 18 feet long and 15 inches wide written in England in 1412. It was written in two or three columns and includes 130 miniature paintings in color, often both artistic and humorous. The roll was first reproduced in black & white facsimile in an edition limited to 100 copies, Stockholm, Generalstabens Litografiska Anstalt, 1929. See No. 3416. The roll was first translated into English by D'Arcy Power in De arte phisicale et de cirurgia of Master John Arderne: Surgeon of Newark dated 1412  "from a transcript made by Eric Millar from the replica of the Stockholm manuscript in the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum" (1922). In the 2014 annotated translation (in codex form) the entire roll and all individual miniatures were reproduced in color. Digital facsimile of the 1922 edition from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England, SURGERY: General