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In England in the first half of the 12th century more was occurring in medicine than the general reader might have imagined. Professor Kealey, Chairman of the History Department at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, provides an intriguing glimpse of our predecessors.
A number of English medieval doctors originally came from Europe. Fabritius, a monk born in Tuscany, apears first as steward of Malmesbury Abbey, and subsequently as chaplain, scholar, and physician to the royal house. He attended the lying-in of Queen Matilda at Winchester in 1101.
It is interesting to note that many of these
Medieval Medicus. A Social History of Anglo-Norman Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;96:129–130. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-1-129_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(1):129-130.
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