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  Tuesday, February 14, 2005 15:40 p.m.

Dialectics of Medicine and Law in Late-Medieval England: Hemorrhoids and Equity

Faculty Tower, Room #409


DeLloyd Guth

University of Manitoba

Doctors and lawyers share the mission to restore and maintain the “well-being” of the patient and client. They also share the way of thinking about the roles of reason and experience in medicine and law, as evidenced by two classic late-medieval texts: John Arderne’s Fistula in Ano (1376) and John Fortescue’s De Laudibus Legum Anghae (1450 s).

Prof. DeLloyd Guth has been a Recurrent Visiting Professor of Medieval Law in the CEU Medieval Studies Department since 1996; he is Professor of Law and Legal History in the Faculty of Law, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, and has also been Curator for The Supreme Court of Canada and Director of the Canadian Legal History Project.


Executive Editor of The Supreme Court of Canada Historical Series, he has published five separate volumes since 1991 on various judges as well as co-edited Canada’s Legal Inheritances (1995, 2001), as a survey of legal history for Canadian Studies.

As a medieval legal historian, he has published dozens of articles, reviews and essays, as well as the basic annotated bibliography for Late-Medieval England 1377-1485 (Cambridge 1976). He did his doctoral thesis work at Clare College, Cambridge, on “Exchequer Penal Law Enforcement 1485-1509” under the supervision of Professor Sir Geoffrey Elton. His main research interests continue to be comparative legal systems and ancient-medieval-early modern laws and law courts.

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