Two medieval doctors: Gilbertus Anglicus (c1180–c1250) and John of Gaddesden (1280–1361)

@article{Pearn2013TwoMD,
  title={Two medieval doctors: Gilbertus Anglicus (c1180–c1250) and John of Gaddesden (1280–1361)},
  author={John Pearn},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  year={2013},
  volume={21},
  pages={3 - 7}
}
  • J. Pearn
  • Published 1 February 2013
  • History
  • Journal of Medical Biography
Biographies of medieval English doctors are uncommon and fragmentary. The two best-known English medieval physicians were Gilbertus Anglicus and John of Gaddesden. This paper brings together the known details of their lives, compiled from extant biographies and from internal references in their texts. The primary records of their writings exist in handwritten texts and thereafter in incunabula from the time of the invention of printing in 1476. The record of the lives of these two medieval… 
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