Sābūr Ibn Sahl's Dispensatory in the Recension of the ʻAḍudī Hospital

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BRILL, 2009 - Social Science - 265 pages
This book offers an Arabic edition and English translation of SAbAr ibn Sahl's (d. 869 CE) famous dispensatory as preserved in a recension made by the physicians of the EAa, udA hospital in Baghdad around the middle of the 11th century CE. Drawing on different exponents of SAbAr's original, the recension also constituted an attempt at revising the pharmacological material on empirical grounds. Edition and translation are framed by a detailed introductory study and various medico-pharmacological glossaries. The book thus not only highlights the lasting impact of SAbAr's contribution to the development of scientific pharmacy in medieval Islam, but also provides another landmark on the road to a deeper understanding of the history of Eastern Arabic pharmacology.

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About the author (2009)

Oliver Kahl, Ph.D. (1993) in Middle Eastern Studies, Victoria University of Manchester, works on the history of Arabic pharmacy and medicine, and has published widely on these and related subjects. He is currently a Research Fellow at Manchester University.

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