A digital edition of Simon Forman’s & Richard Napier’s medical records 1596–1634
This is a typical page from the astrological casebooks, annotated to represent the ways in which we have classified its content for editorial purposes. Section A represents the question (including various personal details about the patient). Section B represents a chart of the heavens at the time the question was asked. Section C represents the judgment (the astrologer’s analysis of the case, based primarily on his reading of the chart), and section D represents further information, in this case including a proposed treatment and the astrologer’s decision not to charge for it. For further information about these terms, see our guide to using the edition.
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Document last modified: 16 December 2013
Cite this as: Casebooks Project (Anatomy of a case), http://www.magicandmedicine.hps.cam.ac.uk/the-manuscripts/anatomy-of-a-case, accessed 2017-02-25.