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The Trotula with Monica Green

In honour of the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Trotula, Danièle speaks with editor and translator Dr. Monica Green about this astonishing collection of medieval medical and cosmetic advice for women.

Monica H. Green is an independent scholar and historian, highly regarded for her research on medieval women’s health care and the history of infectious diseases in the pre-modern period. You can learn more about Monica’s research on her page or follow her on Twitter @monicaMedHist


Monica’s edition and translation of The Trotula: A Medieval Compendium of Women’s Medicine, was first published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2001. Click here to buy it on

To learn more about this text, see the Wikipedia article, to which Monica contributed.

See also The Monica H. Green Prize for Distinguished Medieval Research

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Top Image: An early 14th century a copy of the Trotula – pen and wash drawing meant to depict “Trotula”, clothed in red and green with a white headdress, holding an orb. London, Wellcome Library, MS 544