Islamic Manuscripts : al-Mughnī fī al-ṭibābah

Hibat Allāh ibn al-Ḥusayn

Islamic Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This manuscript bearing the title al-Mughnī fī al-Ṭibābah contains a medical work written by the physician Hibat Allāh ibn al-Ḥusayn (d. 1101) commonly entitled al-Mughnī fī tadbīr al-amrāḍ wa-maʿrifat al-ʿilal wa-al-aʿrāḍ. The treatise, which was <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(6);return false;'>dedicated to the caliph al-Muqtadī (d. 1094)</a>, classifies a number of diseases according to the part of the body they affected, describing their causes, symptoms and treatments in an <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(11);return false;'>original three column display</a>. The <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(249);return false;'>date in the colophon</a> of the manuscript is obliterated, but several <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(5);return false;'>ownership statements</a> provide a terminus ante quem in the second half of the sixth century A.H / twelfth century C.E.</p>

 


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