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Practical Materia Medica

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This appendix of this book titled Practical Materia Medica of the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean According to the Cairo Genizah presents the table on practical medicinal substances used by the Genizah people in medieval Cairo according to prescriptions, lists of materia medica, and letters of physicians. The state of preservation of our sources, namely Genizah fragments, is not uniform. The information was extracted from medical literature found in the Genizah and cited here to give the reader comparative information on the medicinal uses of each substance. The data are arranged according to the origin of the medicinal substances: animal, inorganic, and plant. The items are in alphabetical order of the English common names.

Keywords:Genizah; materia medica; medicinal substances; medieval Cairo



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