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Guillaume l'Anglais, le frondeur de l'uroscopie médiévale (XIIIe siècle) : Edition commentée et traduction du De urina non visa.

Abstract : In 1220, while the major part of the Western physicians based their diagnonis and prognosis on the examination of urines of their patients, a practitioner named Guillelmus, native of England and citizen of Marseille, publishes a treatise with the provocative title, De urina non visa, " On Urine not seen " ; he aimed to give to his " colleagues " and fellows the means to judge the state of the patient basing themselves not on his flask of urines, but on the configuration of the sky at the time of the consultation. By this bombshell which intended to demonstrate the superiority of the astrology, Guillelmus wanted to deliver a "memorial" to the posterity, and his desire was apparently fulfilled since his book appeared among the books to be read in the program of the Faculty of Arts and medicine of Bologna in 1405. But this peculiar treatise, ceaselessly copied, quoted and used till the end of the Middle Ages and beyond, was never printed. This book proposes its first edition, accompanied with a French translation, and redraws its fortune basing itself on the history of numerous manuscripts recently detected, of which an inventory is drawn up.
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Laurence Moulinier-Brogi. Guillaume l'Anglais, le frondeur de l'uroscopie médiévale (XIIIe siècle) : Edition commentée et traduction du De urina non visa.. Paris-Genève, Droz, 290 p., 2011, collection Hautes Etudes médiévales et modernes, 101. ⟨halshs-00612227⟩

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