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Cairo Genizah : Medical

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>From an unidentified medical work. The extant text discusses foot problems and dispenses advice to the traveller. Illnesses under discussion include gangrenous infections and abscesses. The text describes the scraping of necrotic tissue, together with the treatment of cracked heels. Travellers are advised to undergo phlebotomy before setting off.</p>

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