Kitāb fīhī ajzā’ min Minhāj al-ṭibb كتاب فيه أجزاء من منهاج الطب

Or 2601, ff 1r-38v

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The record is made up of Ff. 1r-38v. It was created in 14th century. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Extracts concerning pharmacology from the Minhāj al-bayān fīmā yastaʿmiluhū al-insān (منهاج البيان فيما يستعمله الإنسان) by Abū ‘Alī Yahyá ibn ‘Īsá (أبو علي يحيى ابن عيسى), known as Ibn Jazlah (ابن جزلة; d. 493/1100) and from the Pandects or Kunnāsh (كناش), called here the Nushat al-bīmāristān (نسخة البيمارستان) by Aaron of Alexadria (هارون; fl c AD 7th century; see f. 15v, lines 4-5).

The manuscript is defective at the end, and folio 1r contains fragments of poetry from the end of a preceding text.

Contents:

  • (1) Extracts from Ibn Jazlah (ابن جزلة), Minh āj al-bayān fīmā yastaʿmiluhū al-insān (منهاج البيان فيما يستعمله الإنسان; ff. 1v-15v);
  • (2) Aaron of Alexadria (هارون), Chapter Seven: Syrups (باب السابع في الأشربة), from the Nushat al-bīmāristān (نسخة البيمارستان; ff. 15v-25r);
  • (3) Chapter Twelve: Ointments (باب الثاني عشر في المراهم; ff. 25r-27);
  • (4) Chapter on Medication for Difficult and Burning Urination (باب في مداواة عسر البول وحرقته; f. 27r);
  • (5) Chapter on Medication for Urinary Incontinence (باب في مداواة خروج البول; ff. 27r-30r);
  • (6) Extracts from Ibn Jazlah (ابن جزلة), Minh āj al-bayān fīmā yastaʿmiluhū al-insān (منهاج البيان فيما يستعمله الإنسان; ff. 30r-38v).

Begins (f. 1v, lines 2-5 [cf. MS Or. 7499, f. 20r, lines 14-15]):

كتاب فيه أجزاء من منهاج الطب

أشياف أبيض صنعه مصغ عربي ونشا وكثيرة

من كل واحد درهمين أفيون مصري درهم إسفيذاج

الرصاص ستة دراهم يدق وينحل ويعجن ببياض البيض

Ends (f. 38v, lines 13-14, defective [cf. MS Or. 7499, f. 232r, lines 20-21]):

وإذا دق رطبًا ووضع على جرج طري المحمة

ورماده ينفع من حرق ذرورا على سائر القروح

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14th century (CE, Gregorian)

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Hamarneh, Sami, Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts on Medicine and Pharmacy at the British Library (Cairo: Les Editions Universitaires d’Egypte 1975), p. 252

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