Water which does not wet hands: the alchemy of Michael Sendivogius

  title={Water which does not wet hands: the alchemy of Michael Sendivogius},
  author={A. Clericuzio},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={520 - 521}
highlights the extent to which the Greek medical tradition has been assimilated, even at the level of popular and religious medical writing. Unfortunately, Al-Akili's translation is wildly exegetical; in some passages more than half of the content of the translation is not to be found in the Arabic. On contagion, for example, one tradition simply states the following: "In the delegation of [the tribe of] Thaqif there was a man afflicted by leprosy. The Prophet-may the blessing and peace of God… Expand
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