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Hunain ibn Ishaq's "Questions on Medicine for Students"

Transcription and translation of the oldest extant Syriac version (Vat. Syr. 192)

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pp. 612, Città del Vaticano
data stampa: 2010
codice isbn: 978882100866

Facsimilar reproduction of the original Syriac manuscript with parallel English transcription; introduction in English.
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxii-xxiii) and index.

Indice:

Introduction
1. The Roots of Medieval Medicine
2. Hunain ibn Ishaq
3. The legacy of Hunain and his fellows in the West
4. The Syriac manuscripts of Hunain's "Questions on Medicine"
5. The Arabic manuscripts of Hunain's "Questions on Medicine"
6. Notes on Transcription and Translation
7. Herbs and other drugs mentioned in the text
8. A Selected Bibliography

Text and Translation
End of discussion on organic disease
On the "Interruption of integrity"
Constitutional predispositions of the body
Causes of disease
Maiming of body parts
"Narrowness" of openings
"Wideness" of openings
The causes of an excessive number of organs
The causes of a deficiency in the number of organs
The causes of hypertrophy of organs
The causes of hypotrophy of organs
Malposition of organs
The causes of an "interruption of integrity"
Signs of organs with uniform components
Signs of compound organs
Types of symptoms
Signs indicating diseased organs
The divisions of medical care
Varieties of therapies
The varieties of "special" therapies
Healing "smoothness"
Treating excessive numbers of organs
Treating hypertrophy, hypotrophy and dislocation of body parts
Treating the "interruption of integrity"
Modes of administering drugs
The useful types of surgery
Determining the qualities of remedies
On choosing the right medicine
The rules of accomplishing convalescence
On the evacuation of substances from the body
Evaluating the healing process
The treatment of organs with regard to their location
Heating agents
The outcomes or effects of substances which enter the body
The rules of the examination of simple drugs
Principles of compounding
Reasons for compounding drugs
The opinions of the Empiricists vs. those of the Rationalists
Discussion of compound drugs continued
The four phases of diseases
On the pulse
The categories of medical theory
Haircolor
Eye coloration
Bodytypes
Changes in air, the seasons etc
The effects of movement on the body
The effects of rest on the body
Varieties of food
The effects of sexual intercourse
The effects of mental diseases on the body
Variations in the substance of organs
Types of "powers" in the body
Discussion of the brain
Types of fever
The evacuation or retention of body substances
Varieties of tumors
Discussion of urine
Index

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