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Author Lev, Efraim.

Title Practical materia medica of the medieval eastern Mediterranean according to the Cairo Genizah / by Efraim Lev and Zohar Amar
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 619 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations
Series Sir Henry Wellcome Asian series, 1570-1484 ; v. 7
Sir Henry Wellcome Asian series (Brill Academic Publishers) ; v. 7
Contents Introduction -- Practical materia medica and its sources -- The identification of materia medica in the Genizah and method of presenting the data -- Prescriptions, lists, letters and their analysis -- Inventory of practical materia medica of the Genizah people, its analysis, and comparisons with the theoretical inventory -- Materia medica: detailed items -- Materia medica: concise items -- Epilogue
Summary Provides fresh insight to the practice of medical care in the medieval world. The authors examine the medicinal prescriptions and references to materia medica of the Cairo Genizah by combining the approaches of ethnobotany and history of medicine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 581-598) and indexes
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Subject Cairo Genizah.
Jews -- Medicine -- Middle East -- History.
Materia medica -- Middle East -- History.
Medicine, Medieval -- Middle East -- History.
History, Medieval.
Jews -- history.
Middle East.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Amar, Zohar.
ISBN 9047422503 (electronic bk.)
9789047422501 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)