Tacuinum sanitatis. Folio 86 recto. Salt Water.

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Dublin Core

Title

Tacuinum sanitatis. Folio 86 recto. Salt Water.

Subject

Ibn Buṭlān, -approximately 1068.
Bibliothèque nationale de France. Manuscript. Lat. 9333.
Bibliothèque nationale France. Manuscript. Lat. 9333.
Materia medica -- Early works to 1800.
Materia medica -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Europe.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, German.
Manuscripts -- Facsimiles.
Materia Medica.
Medicine, Arabic.

Description

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 remedies for the negative effects. Final sentences comment on the overall effect saltwater can have on an individual along with the most recommended type of person/conditions for drinking saltwater. The overall effect description emphasizes the dehydration that salt water can provide. This, coupled with artwork depicting sailing on saltwater rather than someone drinking it, indicates that saltwater was not regarded as drinkable water.

Creator

Ibn Butlan

Source

ND3399 .I15 2009

Publisher

Tufts University. Tisch Library.

Date

3/26/2015

Contributor

M. Moleiro

Rights

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Format

Image/Jpeg

Language

lat

Type

Image

Coverage

Mid-15th Century

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Salt Water. Nature: hot and dry in the second degree. Optimum: the type that is not bitter and flows. Benefit: it moves the bowels; then, it dehydrates them. Harm: it causes itching and harms the eyes. Remedy for harm: mixing it with good clay and going to the baths after taking it. Effects: it causes thirst and obstructions. Most advisable for cold and wet [temperaments], the elderly, in winter and in cold regions.

Original Format

Manuscript page. Text with artwork.

Citation

Ibn Butlan, “Tacuinum sanitatis. Folio 86 recto. Salt Water.,” Tufts Libraries Omeka, accessed March 5, 2024, https://omeka.library.tufts.edu/items/show/61.