The People in the Books: Hebraica and Judaica Manuscripts from Columbia University Libraries

Doctors > Arabic influence


Grabadin asher hu kibuts Vanotrion.
Manuscript in Hebrew on paper.
Italy, ca. 16th century.
MS X893 M56
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Many Jews living during the Renaissance avidly read the works of Arabic doctors and scientists.  This work is a Hebrew translation of a medicinal work by Yūḥannā Ibn Māsawayh, known as Johannis Mesue in Latin translations of his work.  The opening shows a discussion of galgulot, or pills.








Grabadin asher hu ḳibuts Ṿanotrion: 94r


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