Cairo Genizah : Medical

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Medical text dealing with colds and their treatment when complications arise, according to Galenic theory. The text covers head colds with sore-throat; effects of colds on those with a phlegmatic complexion and in the elderly; production of frothy expectorate after sleep. The emetic known as ‘emetic of Rufus’ (iyāni Rūfus) is mentioned, which is also described in Avicenna’s Al-qanūn fī l-ṭibb (‘Canon of medicine’; ed. Būlāq, III: 342-43).</p>

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