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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.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2008]
©2008

Author Lev, Efraim.
Series Sir Henry Wellcome Asian series, 1570-1484 ; v. 7
Sir Henry Wellcome Asian series (Brill Academic Publishers) ; v. 7.
Subject Materia medica -- Middle East -- History.
Medicine, Medieval -- Middle East -- History.
Jews -- Medicine -- Middle East -- History.
Cairo Genizah.
Jews -- history.
History, Medieval.
Materia Medica -- history.
Middle East.
Middle East.
Alt Name Amar, Zohar.
Description 1 online resource (x, 619 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 581-598) and indexes.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789047422501 (electronic bk.)
9047422503 (electronic bk.)
9004161201 (Cloth)
9789004161207 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 310751683
Additional Format Print version: Lev, Efraim. Practical materia medica of the medieval eastern Mediterranean according to the Cairo Genizah. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2008 9789004161207 9004161201 (DLC) 2007031992 (OCoLC)164802411


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