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Introduction and dedication of the text. Illustration of the coat of arms of owners of the book.

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This page discuses the health benefits and harms of honey in the text below the image. The image clearly depicts bees around three large honey combs, showing the origin of honey.

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Text describes the nature of salt water as well as the optimum form for saltwater to take. While artwork on the page depicts sailing in saltwater, the rest of the text describes the benefits and detriments of drinking salt water, as well as including…

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Image of a description of barley's uses and when it is most beneficial to use it Image is in Latin. It gives a physical description as well as its effects.

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Full-bodied, red wine. Nature: hot and dry in the second degree. Optimum: the brilliant, very translucent type. Benefit: it calms the stomach and fainting. Harm: for weak spleen and liver. Remedy for harm: with sour pomegranates. Effects: red bile.…

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Carrots. Nature: hot in the second degree, wet in the first. Optimum: red, sweet, winter [harvest]. Benefit: they promote intercourse and stimulate urination. Harm: slow digestion. Remedy for harm: cook well. Effects: sperm and sharp blood. Advisable…

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Bound in embossed ivory covered leather with brass clips. The large size (13" in length) indicates that it was probably not intended to be carried around. Inside writing indicates that this version is from 21 November 1887 and includes 104 sheets…

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large and fragrant. Benefit was that it helped with headaches and insomnia if smelled, a poultice for leprosy and black infections of the skin. It however dulls the senses but this can be remedied with ivy berries.

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Front, or upper cover of Tufts University Ms. 7, Passio Domini Nostri Ihesu Christi [Passion of Our Lord according to the four Evangelists, followed by further extracts from the Gospels, the Stabat Mater, and a prayer]. [Italy], 15th Century.…

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Back, or lower cover of Tufts University Ms. 7, Passio Domini Nostri Ihesu Christi [Passion of Our Lord according to the four Evangelists, followed by further extracts from the Gospels, the Stabat Mater, and a prayer]. [Italy], 15th Century.…
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