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A lepra medieval e a Medicina metafórica de Ramon Llull (1232-1316)

Brief study of leprosy in the Middle Ages, its history, medical perception and social attitude toward manifestation of the disease. As a case study, we present some excerpts from Començaments de Medicina (The Principles of Medicine) by the medieval philosopher Ramon Llull (1232-1316), which presents the theoretical foundations of his Medicine: a metaphorical art that links the Hippocratic four elements (air, fire, earth and water) and Theology using numeric symbolism.