The importance of the Cairo Genizah for the history of medicine.

  • Paul M Fenton
  • Published 1980 in Journal for the history of Arabic science

Abstract

AMONG THE hoard of manuscripts that found their way at the end of the last century from the depository ("genizah") ofan ancient Cairo Synagogue to different libraries of the West, many hundreds of medical writings are to be found. The largest collection of these manuscripts, which range from tiny fragments to complete works, is preserved in the Cambridge… (More)

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