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Nel Medioevo ciascun segno zodiacale veniva associato a definite parti del corpo umano, questo sistema aiutava i medici nelle diagnosi

Fratelli #Limbourg, Très Riches Heures (1411-16)
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Una cura usata un po' per tutto, dalla gotta all'epilessia, era il #sanguinamento: il paziente veniva inciso, in modo controllato, e fatto spurgare. Prima si dava uno sguardo alle stelle perché anatomia e astrologia si ritenevano profondamente connesse

#ZodiacMan (1522)
Quando i segni erano attivi, cioè le costellazioni erano in allineamento con la luna, era meglio evitare di trattare la zona corrispondente. Utile strumento per capire con esattezza erano le #volvelle (o calendari) lunari

© Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
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The book has a cover!
The Library of the Written Word has switched online for the @Brill_History standard placeholder to this beautiful #volvelle, image courtesy of @royalsociety
Louisiane Ferlier and I are over the moon ... #Bookhistory #twitterstorians ImageImage
More to come, but our deepest thanks to our Volume 83 authors James Raven, Jeffrey Hopes, Rebecca Schoff Curtin, @ijalexander2002 , Yvonne Cornish, @katieparker18th , @cgspence , James P. Ascher, Jacqueline Reid-Walsh, and David Duff. Its been wonderful!
The volume is the result of conferences: Forms and Formats - Experimenting with Prints @bodleianlibs @OrielOxford @JesusCollegeLib thanks to the support of Centre for the Study of the Book and @w758
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