Medical Aphorisms: Treatises 10-15

Medical Aphorisms: Treatises 10-15 : Treatises 10-15

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Moses Maimonides is among the most celebrated rabbis in the history of Judaism and the author of enduring works on philosophy, law, and medicine. "Medical Aphorisms" is the best-known and most comprehensive of his works, and Gerrit Bos offers here a masterly English translation with detailed annotations. "Medical Aphorisms" consists of approximately 1,500 maxims compiled by Maimonides arranges the aphorisms into twenty-five treatises, organizing them by traditional medieval subspecialties such as gynecology, hygiene, and diet. The central subjects of the treatises presented in this volume include fevers, periods and crises of a disease, and surgery. Because the original texts that Maimonides drew from have not survived, these aphorisms provide tantalizing clues about aspects of Galen's thought that are otherwise unknown. They thus serve as a window onto the ancient medical theories of Galen, as well as on the medieval practice of Maimonides.
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  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Utah, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 084252780X
  • 9780842527804

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"A project like this... is a most welcome addition to the growing international bibliography of ancient and medieval medical authors." (Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences)"
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About Moses Maimonides

Gerrit Bos, chair of the Martin Buber Institute for Jewish Studies at the University of Cologne, is widely published in the fields of Jewish studies, Islamic studies, Judeo-Arabic texts, and medieval Islamic science and medicine.
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