This is the first detailed analysis of an immensely popular 13th c. Arabic guide for pharmacists, from a time in which Jewish physicians and pharmacists worked alongside Muslim and Christian practioners. Minhāj al-dukkān ("How to manage a pharmacy"), by Abū ʾl-Munā al-Kūhīn al-ʿAṭṭār (fl. 1260) is the first attempt to explore the full spectrum of pharmacy in the medieval Arabic world: identification of the materia medica and methods of preparation; pharmacy's place within the sciences and particularly its relationship with medicine; the social position of the pharmacist and his role in the marketplace and the hospital; the economics of pharmacy; legal aspects of pharmacy; and the image of the pharmacist in literature and drama. The result is a full and nuanced picture of a section of society usually invisible.
The World of Pharmacy and Pharmacists in Mamlūk Cairo
Housni Alkhateeb Shehada
In Mamluks and Animals: Veterinary Medicine in Medieval Islam Housni Alkhateeb Shehada offers the first comprehensive study of veterinary medicine, its practitioners and its patients in the medieval Islamic world, with special emphasis on the Mamluk period (1250-1517).
Paul U. Unschuld, Charité Universitäts-medizin Berlin and Zheng Jinsheng, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing
The Berlin collections of handwritten Chinese volumes on health and healing from past centuries provide an unprecedented access to the reality of health care as understood and practiced by professional doctors, lay healers, private households, pharmacists, magicians and itinerant healers.
Paul D. Buell and Eugene N. Anderson. With an appendix by Charles Perry.
Efraim Lev and Zohar Amar
The authors provide a new insight to the practice of medical care in the medieval world. They examine the medicinal prescriptions and references to materia medica of the Cairo Genizah by combining the approaches of ethnobotany and history of medicine.
This catalogue comprises full descriptions of the Arabic manuscripts which entered the Wellcome collections in 1986. A new type of the catalogue entry makes the book useful for specialists in various fields from conservators to historians of medical ethics.
In this publication, the extensive but cautious use of opium in a variety of remedies by Baghdad physicians in the ninth century shows an amazing awareness of the therapeutic usefulness and potential dangers of the opiate.
This volume provides surprising new insights into the interrelation of medical practice, public health and politics in 19th century Iran, esp. the assimilation of Western medicine into indigenous systems.
Translated, Edited, and with an Introduction by Gary Leiser and Noury Al-Khaledy
The first descriptive guide to the important Wellcome collection of manuscripts containing texts on Sanskrit scientific manuscripts, covering well over a thousand manuscripts.
Kenneth G. Zysk
Conjugal Love in India is a study of traditional Hindu ideas about love in the domestic abode. The work includes the texts, translations, and notes of the two principal Sanskrit treatises on the subject, Ratiśāstra and Ratiramaôa, along with an introduction.
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