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Medieval guide warns that sex is harmful for people with “dry breathing”

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 07 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:68
  1. Giselle Jones
  1. BMJ

    These illustrations are taken from a group of 130 Italian drawings on display at the Sam Fogg museum in London.

    The drawings, done in the 1450s by artists in the circle of Mantegna, illustrate people from the Tacuinum Sanitatis (Table of Health), a medieval guide to health and well being. The guide was translated …

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