Al-Razi, On the Treatment of Small Children (<i>De curis puerorum</i>)

Al-Razi, On the Treatment of Small Children (<i>De curis puerorum</i>) : The Latin and Hebrew Translations

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The short Latin treatise De curis puerorum is the translation of a lost Arabic original attributed (perhaps mistakenly) to the famous al-Razi (Rhazes); one of the rare texts on pediatrics circulating in the Middle Ages, it was so popular that it was soon re-translated into Hebrew, not once but three times! Gerrit Bos and Michael McVaugh have edited the Latin and Hebrew texts, accompanying them with an English translation and a full commentary situating the original Arabic against the medical writings available to tenth-century Islam. The contents of the work range remarkably widely, covering skin diseases, eye and ear infections, teething, vomiting and diarrhea, constipation, worms, and bladder stones, among other things, outlining their causes, symptoms, and possible treatments.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 230 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 20.32mm | 504g
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English, Hebrew, Latin
  • Multilingual edition
  • Multilingual
  • 9004292284
  • 9789004292284
  • 3,084,286

About Gerrit Bos

Gerrit Bos, Ph.D . (1989), Free University Amsterdam, is Professor (emeritus), Martin Buber Institute, University of Cologne. He is widely published in the field of medieval Jewish-Islamic medicine, and is the editor of the medical works of Maimonides (BYU Press).

Michael McVaugh, Ph.D. (1965), Princeton University, is Wells Professor of History (emeritus) at the University of North Carolina. He has published widely on medieval European medicine, and is an editor of the Latin medical writings of Arnau de Vilanova.
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