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Contemporary decorated brown calf binding stamped with a crucifixion scene at center, with the word MEDICA (medicine) above and the name GEOR(G) SCHEL(L) below. Clasp fastenings, but lacking clasps.

Tacuinum Sanitatis was originally written in the 11th century in Arabic by physician Ibn Buṭlān as a collection of health remedies. The work was alter translated into Latin and widely used. This page focuses on Garlic, and its health benefits and…

Tacuinum Sanitatis. Folio 52.v

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Introduction and dedication of the text. Illustration of the coat of arms of owners of the book.

This page discuses the health benefits and harms of honey in the text below the image. The image clearly depicts bees around three large honey combs, showing the origin of honey.

Text describes the nature of salt water as well as the optimum form for saltwater to take. While artwork on the page depicts sailing in saltwater, the rest of the text describes the benefits and detriments of drinking salt water, as well as including…

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Full-bodied, red wine. Nature: hot and dry in the second degree. Optimum: the brilliant, very translucent type. Benefit: it calms the stomach and fainting. Harm: for weak spleen and liver. Remedy for harm: with sour pomegranates. Effects: red bile.…

Carrots. Nature: hot in the second degree, wet in the first. Optimum: red, sweet, winter [harvest]. Benefit: they promote intercourse and stimulate urination. Harm: slow digestion. Remedy for harm: cook well. Effects: sperm and sharp blood. Advisable…


Bound in embossed ivory covered leather with brass clips. The large size (13" in length) indicates that it was probably not intended to be carried around. Inside writing indicates that this version is from 21 November 1887 and includes 104 sheets…
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