[Selected writings on disease protection in Croatian Glagolitic manuscripts].Lijec Vjesn. 1995 May-Jun; 117(5-6):152-5.LV
In this paper medical texts--supplications, exorcisms, prayers and recipes from the Croatian Glagolitic manuscripts are analyzed. These manuscripts from the northern coastal region of Croatia (i.e. Istria, Primorje and Northern Dalmatia) date from the 14th until the 19th century. The occurrence of the most common diseases in the said region is studied from medicohistorical and philological standpoints. The approach of medieval authors to therapeutic procedures was polyvalent (religious and empirical), and the way in which they sought to establish medical terminology is also reviewed in the paper. The results of this study show that the analyzed manuscripts are a valuable source for research of medical history and of the Croatian Glagolitic cultural heritage.