Medicinae Historia

The medieval period was a period of great change in medicine and surgery. Medicinae Historia focus on the early period of this change – the 12/13th centuries – when knowledge was passing from East to West and the great universities were starting to set up medical schools. Many manuscripts were created to preserve this knowledge with beautiful illuminations. They aim to show this knowldge in a tactile and entertaining way, and to convey the complexity and skill that was present in medieval medical practice and is still influencing medicine today.