Book/Printed Material The Book of Medicinal and Nutritional Terms.

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Title

  • The Book of Medicinal and Nutritional Terms.

Summary

  • Abu Muhammad Abdallah Ibn Ahmad Ibn al-Baitar Dhiya al-Din al-Malaqi (known as Ibn al-Baitar, circa 1197--1248 AD) was an Andalusian Arab scientist, botanist, pharmacist, and physician. He was born in Malaga, Spain, and died in Damascus, Syria. He is considered one of the major scientists of Muslim Spain. His father was a veterinarian, which earned him the nickname al-Baitar, Arabic for veterinarian. Ibn al-Baitar was also trained by a pioneering Andalusian botanist called Abu al-Abbas al-Nabati. Kitab Al-jami li-mufradat al-adwiya wa al-aghdhiya (The book of medicinal and nutritional terms) is Ibn al-Baitar's best-known work. It is a pharmaceutical encyclopedia containing detailed descriptions of more than 1,400 medicinal plants, foods, and drugs and giving their therapeutic values and medicinal uses. The book also includes references to 150 earlier Arabic authors and 20 Greek authors.

Contributor Names

  • Ibn al-Bayṭār, ʻAbd Allāh ibn Aḥmad, died 1248 Editor.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1800 to 1899]

Subject Headings

  • -  Spain
  • -  1197 to 1248
  • -  Drugs
  • -  Food
  • -  Herbals
  • -  Medicinal plants
  • -  Medicine, Arab
  • -  Medicine, Greek and Roman
  • -  Nutrition

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 182 pages.
  • -  Original resource at: Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
  • -  Content in Arabic.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666188

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Ibn Al-Bayṭār, ʻAbd Allāh Ibn Aḥmad, Died 1248 Editor. The Book of Medicinal and Nutritional Terms. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1899, 1800] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666188/.

APA citation style:

Ibn Al-Bayṭār, ʻ. A. I. A. (1800) The Book of Medicinal and Nutritional Terms. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1899] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666188/.

MLA citation style:

Ibn Al-Bayṭār, ʻAbd Allāh Ibn Aḥmad, Died 1248 Editor. The Book of Medicinal and Nutritional Terms. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1899, 1800] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666188/>.