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Author Lev, Efraim
Title Medical Prescriptions in the Cambridge Genizah Collections : Practical Medicine and Pharmacology in Medieval Egypt
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2012
©2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (195 pages)
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Series Études Sur le Judaïsme Médiéval Ser. ; v.55
Études Sur le Judaïsme Médiéval Ser
Note Intro -- Medical Prescriptions in the Cambridge Genizah Collections -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. The Cairo Genizah and Its Various Collections -- 2. Medical Issues in the Genizah -- 3. Technical Remarks -- Chapter 1. The Theoretical Background of the Genizah Prescriptions -- 1. Galenic Medicine in Theory and in Practice -- 1.1. Physiology -- 1.2. Therapy -- 2. Pharmacology -- 2.1. Types of Pharmacological Literature -- 2.2. Pharmacopoeias (Formularies, Ar. aqrābādhīn) -- 2.3. Books of Materia Medica -- Chapter 2. The Practical Medicine of the Cairo Genizah -- 1. Types of Practical Medical Literature -- 2. Medical Literature of the Jewish Community That May Have Served as Sources for the Prescriptions -- 3. The Development of Prescriptions and the History of Their Research -- 4. Reconstructing the Unwritten Practical Pharmacopoeia of the Genizah People -- Chapter 3. Thirty Selected Prescriptions -- A. Majūn (Electuary) -- 1. T-S Ar.43.338 [Recto and Verso -- Two Prescriptions] (Musk Electuary) -- 2. T-S Ar.30.305 [Recto] (Electuary) -- 3. Or.1081 J39 [Recto] (Electuary) -- 4. T-S AS 148.22 [Recto] (Electuary/Lohoch) -- 5. T-S Ar.30.65 [Recto] (Electuary) -- 6. T-S Ar.34.305 [Recto] (Electuary) -- B. Habb (Pill), iyārij (Hiera), matbūkh (Decoction) -- 7. T-S 8J15.20 [Verso] (Pills) -- 8. T-S Ar.39.458 [Recto] (Pill, Syrup) -- 9. T-S 13J6.14 [Verso] (Pill, Syrup) -- 10. T-S Ar.42.189 [Recto] (Pills, Syrup) -- 11. T-S Ar.41.72 [Recto] (Pill, Syrup) -- 12. T-S NS 223.82-83 (Decoctions) -- C. Safūf (Powder), qurs (Lozenge) -- 13. T-S Ar.40.87 [Recto] (Powder) -- D. Luūq (Lohoch), sharāb (Syrup), murabbā (Jam) -- 14. T-S Ar.39.274 [Recto] (Syrup) -- 15. T-S NS J38 [Verso] (Syrup) -- 16. T-S 12.33 [Recto] (Syrup) -- 17. T-S AS 155.277 [Verso] (Syrup) -- 18. T-S Ar.41.71 [Verso] (Syrup) -- 19. T-S Ar.34.239 (Syrup)
20. T-S Ar.41.125 [Recto] (Syrup) -- 21. T-S NS 305.76 (Syrup) -- 22. T-S NS 327.97 [Recto] (Syrup/Triphala = Purgative) -- 23. T-S K25.116 [Recto] (Syrup/Lohoch/Electuary, Pill) -- 24. T-S Ar.41.81 [Recto] (Triphala) -- E. Kuhl (Kohl), ashyāf (Eye-Salve) -- 25. T-S Ar.44.162 [Recto] (Eye Salves) -- 26. T-S Ar.42.60 [Recto] (Eye-Salve) -- F. Dimād (Dressing) -- 27. T-S Ar.30.99 [Verso] (Fomentation) -- G. Sanūn (Dentifrice) -- 28. T-S Ar.39.451 [Verso] (Dentifrice, Syrup) -- H. Unidentified -- 29. T-S Ar.40.141 [Recto] -- 30. T-S Ar.39.335 [Recto] -- Chapter 4. The Findings and Their Significance -- 1. The 'Genizah' Physician -- 2. The 'Genizah' Pharmacist -- 3. The 'Genizah' Patient -- 4. The Genizah Prescriptions -- 5. Formal Aspects -- 5.1. The Layout of the Prescriptions -- 5.2. Comparisons with Contemporary Medical Literature -- 5.3. Dating -- 6. Linguistic Aspects -- 7. Benedictions (Opening and Closing Phrases) -- 8. Medical Aspects -- 8.1. Eye Disease -- 8.2. Cough -- 9. Materia Medica -- 10. Diet -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index
The manuscripts of the Cairo Genizah are a unique source for medieval medical history. In this study, Lev and Chipman offer an insight into the everyday practical medicine of medieval Egypt, as revealed by the prescriptions in the Genizah
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lev, Efraim Medical Prescriptions in the Cambridge Genizah Collections : Practical Medicine and Pharmacology in Medieval Egypt Leiden : BRILL,c2012 9789004234888
Subject Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions -- Egypt -- History.;Pharmacology -- Egypt -- History
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Alt Author Chipman, Leigh
Staff, Cambridge University Library
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