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Medical and Para-medical Manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections

Medical and Para-medical Manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections

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Part of Cambridge University Library Genizah Series

  • Date Published: September 1994
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print April 1999
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521470506

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  • The collection of Hebrew, Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic manuscript material that was deposited in the Cairo Genizah as early as a thousand years ago contains some 1,600 manuscript fragments comprising medical and para-medical items as well as correspondence relating to medical activities, all of them from medieval Mediterranean society. These medical items have been located, identified and described in the form of a catalogue to provide access to the originals. Among the fragments are Arabic and Hebrew translations of the works of Galen and Hippocrates in addition to commentaries on them; the medical writings of Avicenna, Rhazes, al-Majusi and Maimonides; specialist treatises on the eye, on fevers, on sexual medicine, on poisons; pharmacopoeias; and also a number of rare and previously unknown works. In addition, the collection contains correspondence between patients and physicians, medical certificates, and other fragments relating to medicine.

    • An indispensable reference tool for the history of medicine as recorded by these sources
    • Puts a new perspective on medical practice in Medieval Egypt
    • Distinguished author with an international reputation in this field
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    • Date Published: September 1994
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521470506
    • length: 166 pages
    • dimensions: 308 x 208 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.748kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print April 1999
  • Table of Contents

    Bibliography and short title index
    Descriptions of manuscripts
    Index of names
    Index of titles with translations
    Index of words
    Index of materia medica
    Index of subjects

  • Author

    Haskell D. Isaacs


    Colin F. Baker

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