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University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 449 - Medical and astronomical miscellany (Video Orientation)

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Summer 2015

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Video orientation to LJS 449 - Medical and astronomical miscellany, 1446.

Summary: Written in Latin and German, this manuscript is a compilation of Latin and German texts concerning astronomy, astrology (including resources for the determination of favorable and unfavorable days and a brief treatise on the astrological properties of precious stones attributed in the manuscript to the 8th/9th-century Jewish astrologer Zaël, but also known as the lapidary of Techel), and medicine (including a brief treatise on wine used for medical purposes, attributed in another manuscript to Albertus Magnus).

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