A Mediaeval Compendium of Arabic Medicine: Abu Sahl al-Masihi’s Book of the Hundred

A Mediaeval Compendium of Arabic Medicine: Abu Sahl al-Masihi’s Book of the Hundred

By Ghada Karmi

Journal for the History of Arabic Science, Vol. 2 (1978)

Synopsis: Examines one of the writings by Abu Sahl Isa b. Yahya al-Masibi al-Jurjani (d. c.1009).  His work, Kitab al-Mi’a fi’l-Tibb, is medical manual aimed for students and practioner.  This article summarizes the work and gives selections from its text, which deals with a wide variety of medical issues, such as the anatomy of the heart, principles and causes of diseases, and specific illnesses.

 

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