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Record 9530

Reading Experience:

'In 1584 [Gabriel Harvey] had acquired [...] Hugkel's "Semeiotice", 1560, a medical text which bases its diagnoses on Galenic theory and the four humours [...] The inscription on the title-page [...] suggests Harvey's dissatisfaction with his progress in medicine. He writes in Latin that the volume has not yet been (adequately) read, for its contents are not yet at his fingertips.'
Century: 1500-1599, 1600-1699
Date: Between 1 Jan 1584 and 7 Feb 1630
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Gabriel Harvey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1545
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer/Academic
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Jacob Hugkel
Title: Semeiotice
Genre: Medicine
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1560
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 9530  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia F. Stern
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Gabriel Harvey: His Life, Marginalia and Library
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1979
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 75
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia F. Stern, Gabriel Harvey: His Life, Marginalia and Library (Oxford, 1979), p. 75,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:



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