Names of body parts in English, 1400-1550

Names of body parts in English, 1400-1550

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Lexical examination of English-language medical texts dating from the fifteenth century or the first half of the sixteenth century.Clarke and Dewhurst 1972:34), shows the position of the three cerebral ventricles and indicates the aquot;virtuesaquot; associated with them. The female figure in Br B3v has an open abdomen, revealing the internal organs (heart, lungs, stomach, liver, spleen, ... in a diagram that takes some time to decipher, displays the relationship of the parts of the body to the planets and the ... Among the other pictures in this text are many sketches of surgical instruments and scenes from surgical operations.

Title:Names of body parts in English, 1400-1550
Author:Juhani Norri
Publisher:Finnish Academy of Science and Letters - 1998


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