Cairo Genizah : Medical; Letter

ʿAlī ibn ʿĪsā (11th c.)

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Part of a medical notebook dealing with ophthalmology. Recto contains a list of simples used for curing eye complaints and follows roughly the list found in ʿAlī ibn ʿĪsā, Taḏkirat al-kaḥḥālīn (ed. Hyderabad 1964, p. 347). Simples mentioned include antimony, sarcocolla, ceruse, acacia, lichen, gum of sal ammoniac, myrtle, melitot, galbanum, onions, borax, lettuce seeds, zinc oxide, and egg white. Verso: letter referring to a certain Sulaymān Ibn Mūsā, the physician, who is practising medicine at the hospital in Cairo.</p>

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