Alexandrian Summaries of eight medical treatises by Galen

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The record is made up of Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. ii+291+iii. It was created in 17th century. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Eight treatises by the Greco-Roman physician Galen of Pergamon (جالينوس ; d. ca 216) in the summarised forms produced for the late-Antique medical schools of Alexandria, the so-called Alexandrian Summaries (جوامع الإسكندرانيين). The Summaries were translated by Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq (حنين بن إسحق; d. 873).

Contents:

  • 1) Galen (جالينوس), Alexandrian Summary of On the Sects of Medicine (جوامع الإسكندرانيين لكتاب جالينوس في فرق الطب; ff. 2v-20v);
  • 2) Galen (جالينوس), Alexandrian Summary of the Small Art of Medicine (جوامع الإسكندرانيين لكتاب جالينوس في الصناعة الطبيّة الصغيرة; ff. 20v-48r);
  • 3) Galen (جالينوس), Alexandrian Summary of the Small Book of the Pulse to Teuthras (جوامع الإسكندرانيين لكتاب جالينوس في النبض الصغير إلى طوثرن; ff. 48r-72v);
  • 4) Galen (جالينوس), Alexandrian Summary of the Therapeutics to Glaucon (جوامع الإسكندرانيين لكتاب جالينوس إلى غلوقن في اسم الطبيعة وفي شفاء الأمراض; ff. 72v-157r);
  • 5) Galen (جالينوس), Alexandrian Summary of the On Elements according to Hippocrates (جوامع الإسكندرانيين لكتاب جالينوس في عناصر بحسب رأي أبقراط; ff. 157r-176r);
  • 6) Galen (جالينوس), Alexandrian Summary of On Mixture (جوامع المزاج; ff. 176r-208r);
  • 7) Galen (جالينوس), Alexandrian Summary of On Natural Faculties (جوامع كتاب جالينوس في القوى الطبيعية; ff. 208v-239v);
  • 8) Galen (جالينوس), Alexandrian Summary of On Anatomy for Students (جوامع كتاب جالينوس في التشريح للمتعلمين (ff. 239v-291r).
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Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. ii+291+iii
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Physical characteristics

Material: Paper

Dimensions: 243 x 125 mm leaf [156 x 70 mm written]

Foliation: British Museum foliation in pencil

Ruling: None visible; 18 lines per page; vertical spacing 12 lines per 10 cm

Script: Nasta‘līq

Ink: Black ink, with headings and overlinings in red

Binding: Red, full leather, Islamic-style binding, with unsupported spine

Condition: Excellent; very few wormholes towards front of volume

Marginalia: Very few and all in hand of copyist

Seals: F. 2r

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Arabic in Arabic script
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Manuscript

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British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
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17th century (CE, Gregorian)
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Purchased from Mrs Taylor, April 1860

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Cureton, William, Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo Britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens (London: The British Museum 1846-71), Item 1356, p. 629-30

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