The Resource A literary history of medicine : the 'Uyūn al-anbā' fī ṭabaqāt al-aṭibbā' of Ibn Abī Uṣaybi'ah, edited and translated by Emilie Savage-Smith, Simon Swain, Geert Jan Van Gelder ; with Ignacio Sánchez, N. Peter Joosse, Alasdair Watson, Bruce Inksetter, and Franak Hilloowala

A literary history of medicine : the 'Uyūn al-anbā' fī ṭabaqāt al-aṭibbā' of Ibn Abī Uṣaybi'ah, edited and translated by Emilie Savage-Smith, Simon Swain, Geert Jan Van Gelder ; with Ignacio Sánchez, N. Peter Joosse, Alasdair Watson, Bruce Inksetter, and Franak Hilloowala

Label
A literary history of medicine : the 'Uyūn al-anbā' fī ṭabaqāt al-aṭibbā' of Ibn Abī Uṣaybi'ah
Title
A literary history of medicine
Title remainder
the 'Uyūn al-anbā' fī ṭabaqāt al-aṭibbā' of Ibn Abī Uṣaybi'ah
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Emilie Savage-Smith, Simon Swain, Geert Jan Van Gelder ; with Ignacio Sánchez, N. Peter Joosse, Alasdair Watson, Bruce Inksetter, and Franak Hilloowala
Title variation
  • 'Uyūn al-anbā' fī ṭabaqāt al-aṭibbā'
  • Best accounts of the classes of physicians
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"A Literary History of Medicine by the Syrian physician Ibn Abī Uṣaybi'ah (d. 1270) is the earliest comprehensive history of medicine. It contains biographies of over 432 physicians, ranging from the ancient Greeks to the author's contemporaries, describing their training and practice, often as court physicians, and listing their medical works; all this interlaced with poems and anecdotes. These volumes present the first complete and annotated translation along with a new edition of the Arabic text showing the stages in which the author composed the work. Introductory essays provide important background. The reader will find on these pages an Islamic society that worked closely with Christians and Jews, deeply committed to advancing knowledge and applying it to health and wellbeing. Contributors: Ignacio Sánchez, N. Peter Joosse, Alasdair Watson, Bruce Inksetter, Franak Hilloowala"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UCW
Dewey number
610.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
R144.A1
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 80.5.A8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • -1269 or 1270
  • -1269 or 1270
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Savage-Smith, Emilie
  • Swain, Simon
  • Gelder, G. J. H. van
  • Sánchez Rojo, Ignacio Javier
  • Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʻah, Aḥmad ibn al-Qāsim
  • Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʻah, Aḥmad ibn al-Qāsim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʻah, Aḥmad ibn al-Qāsim
  • Physicians
  • Physicians
  • Medicine, Arab
  • Medicine, Medieval
  • Medicine, Greek and Roman
  • Medicine
  • Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʻah, Aḥmad ibn al-Qāsim
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, Arab
  • Medicine, Greek and Roman
  • Medicine, Medieval
  • Physicians
  • Arab countries
Label
A literary history of medicine : the 'Uyūn al-anbā' fī ṭabaqāt al-aṭibbā' of Ibn Abī Uṣaybi'ah, edited and translated by Emilie Savage-Smith, Simon Swain, Geert Jan Van Gelder ; with Ignacio Sánchez, N. Peter Joosse, Alasdair Watson, Bruce Inksetter, and Franak Hilloowala
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arabic edition -- English translation. The origin and first appearance of the art of medicine -- Physicians who perceived the rudiments of the art of medicine and initiated the practice of that art -- Greek physicians descended from Asclepius -- Greek physicians to whom Hippocrates transmitted the art of medicine -- Physicians from or after the time of Galen -- Alexandrian physicians and their Christian and other contemporaries -- Arab and other physicians of the earliest Islamic period -- Syriac physicians of the early Abbasid period -- Physicians who translated works on medicine and other subjects from Greek into Arabic, and their patrons -- Iraqi physicians and the physicians of al-Jazīrah and Diyār Bakr -- Physicians in the lands of the Persians (Bilād al-¿ajam) -- Physicians of India -- Physicians who were prominent in the Western Lands and settled there -- Famous physicians amongst those in Egypt -- Famous Syrian physicians -- Essays (in English). Introductory remarks -- Ibn Abī Ucaybi¿ah: his life and career / Franak Hilloowala -- ¿Uyūn al-anbāʼ fī mabaqāt al-amibbāʼ: its genre and title / Geert Jan van Gelder -- The textual and manuscript tradition of Ibn Abī Ucaybi¿ah's ¿Uyūn al-anbāʼ fī mabaqāt al-amibbāʼ / Ignacio Sánchez -- Written sources and the art of compilation in Ibn Abī Ucaybi¿ah's ¿Uyūn al-anbāʼ fī mabaqāt al-amibbāʼ / Ignacio Sánchez -- Poetry in ¿Uyūn al-anbāʼ / Geert Jan van Gelder -- The Greek chapters and Galen / Simon Swain -- The practice of medicine as seen through the ¿Uyūn al-anbāʼ / Emilie Savage-Smith
Control code
1140071916
Extent
1 online resource (5 volumes)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1140071916
Label
A literary history of medicine : the 'Uyūn al-anbā' fī ṭabaqāt al-aṭibbā' of Ibn Abī Uṣaybi'ah, edited and translated by Emilie Savage-Smith, Simon Swain, Geert Jan Van Gelder ; with Ignacio Sánchez, N. Peter Joosse, Alasdair Watson, Bruce Inksetter, and Franak Hilloowala
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arabic edition -- English translation. The origin and first appearance of the art of medicine -- Physicians who perceived the rudiments of the art of medicine and initiated the practice of that art -- Greek physicians descended from Asclepius -- Greek physicians to whom Hippocrates transmitted the art of medicine -- Physicians from or after the time of Galen -- Alexandrian physicians and their Christian and other contemporaries -- Arab and other physicians of the earliest Islamic period -- Syriac physicians of the early Abbasid period -- Physicians who translated works on medicine and other subjects from Greek into Arabic, and their patrons -- Iraqi physicians and the physicians of al-Jazīrah and Diyār Bakr -- Physicians in the lands of the Persians (Bilād al-¿ajam) -- Physicians of India -- Physicians who were prominent in the Western Lands and settled there -- Famous physicians amongst those in Egypt -- Famous Syrian physicians -- Essays (in English). Introductory remarks -- Ibn Abī Ucaybi¿ah: his life and career / Franak Hilloowala -- ¿Uyūn al-anbāʼ fī mabaqāt al-amibbāʼ: its genre and title / Geert Jan van Gelder -- The textual and manuscript tradition of Ibn Abī Ucaybi¿ah's ¿Uyūn al-anbāʼ fī mabaqāt al-amibbāʼ / Ignacio Sánchez -- Written sources and the art of compilation in Ibn Abī Ucaybi¿ah's ¿Uyūn al-anbāʼ fī mabaqāt al-amibbāʼ / Ignacio Sánchez -- Poetry in ¿Uyūn al-anbāʼ / Geert Jan van Gelder -- The Greek chapters and Galen / Simon Swain -- The practice of medicine as seen through the ¿Uyūn al-anbāʼ / Emilie Savage-Smith
Control code
1140071916
Extent
1 online resource (5 volumes)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1140071916

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