Lewis-Gibson : Medical

Lewis-Gibson

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Leaf from a Hebrew treatise on the composition of various drugs. The fragment opens with a chapter on cancer, including treatments with different kinds of clay (i.e. Armenian clay), followed by sections on abscesses, flatulence, and arteries. On verso, a new chapter (the third) on leprosy begins. The treatise appears to be derived from an Arabic original since the word for ‘maiming’ is first reported in transliteration from Arabic and then in Hebrew translation (גדמות).</p>


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