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Arabian drugs in early medieval Mediterranean medicine

Author: Zohar Amar; Efraim Lev
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
Series: Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than one thousand years Arab medicine held sway in the ancient world, from the shores of Spain in the West to China, India and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in the East. This book explores the impact of Greek (as well as Indian and Persian) medical heritage on the evolution of Arab medicine and pharmacology, investigating it from the perspective of materia medica - a reliable indication of the contribution of this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zohar Amar; Efraim Lev
ISBN: 9780748697816 0748697810
OCLC Number: 973886297
Description: xiii, 290 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture.
Responsibility: Zohar Amar and Efraim Lev.

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