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Bibil Identifier bibil:247602
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) On the Medical Works of Barhebraeus: With a Description of the Abridgement of Ḥunai'’s Medical Questions
Author Takahashi, Hidemi
Author Yaguchi, Naohide
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 15, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 252-276 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract While the Syriac polymath Gregory Barhebraeus (1225/6–86) is better known for his contributions in other fields, his original training was probably in medicine, and he is known to have written a number of works on the subject. No Syriac work on medicine by Barhebraeus is known to have survived, but four such works written in Arabic have, and references to matters related to medicine are also to be found in his works in other fields. In this article, we present a brief overview of what is known about the medical works of Barhebraeus, along with a somewhat more detailed description of one of the surviving works, namely his abridgement of Ḥunain's Medical Questions.
DOI 10.1163/17455227-01501005
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Middle Ages (8th -14th cent.) : Bar-Hebraeus (Gregory Abu'l Faradj)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Medicine
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