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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


A digital edition of Simon Forman's and Richard Napier's medical records, 1596–1634

The Casebooks Project aims to make available the astrological records of Simon Forman and Richard Napier – unparalleled resources in the history of early modern medicine. Our database of transcriptions, browsable and searchable, brings together the details of the thousands of clients who consulted these men and the questions they asked. It allows sophisticated interrogation and easy perusal of a manuscript archive famed as much for its difficulty as its riches.