Muslims' Contributions to Medieval Medicine & Pharmacology
Untitled medical text in nistaliq script. 463 folios, 26x16 cm., 9 lines per page. Written surface measures 8.5x15 cm. Main text in Arabic, some notes in Persian. The manuscript is difficult to date since the colophon is missing. Old red leather binding with some pieces replaced at some time in the past and colored to match. Author unknown. The introduction states that the treatise consists of four chapters: 1) On the basic principles of classification of medical sciences; 2) On medication and nutrition; 3) On diseases that infect certain body parts; 4) On diseases that infect other body parts. A printed note, probably clipped from an old catalog, is mounted on the last blank page states: "A very fine and unpublished Persian [sic] manuscript on medicine in red leather binding of 17th century." It is certainly in nice condition, but we cannot vouch for "unpublished" or "17th century."
Historical Medical Library: Cushing Arabic Ms.