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Team will consider manuscript on the pharmacology of the twelfth century

The medieval book was produced by physician Abu Jafar al-Ghafiqi, considered a leading experts on medicinal herbs

 
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Foto: Paul Fournier/McGill
Foto: Paul Fournier/McGill
Foto: Paul Fournier/McGill
The art historian J. Jaclynn Kerner, Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, examines the attributes of artistic illustrations. Image of the hundreds of plants on which a medieval pharmacologist could take to treat their patients. Professor Adam Gacek McGill's Institute of Islamic Studies shows the manuscript to scholars of the international seminar.
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The art historian J. Jaclynn Kerner, Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, examines the attributes of artistic illustrations.
Image of the hundreds of plants on which a medieval pharmacologist could take to treat their patients.
Professor Adam Gacek McGill's Institute of Islamic Studies shows the manuscript to scholars of the international seminar.

Scholars at McGill University in Canada, come together to study the original of one of the oldest manuscripts of botany and pharmacology of the Islamic period. O "Herbal of al-Ghafiqi" is part of the Library for the History of Medicine Osler University MacGill.

This is the only known copy of the medieval manuscript, richly illustrated, composed by the physician of the twelfth century, Abu Jafar al-Ghafiqi of Andalusia, considered by many scholars as the greatest expert on medicinal herbs, whose work had no equal in his field.

In August, the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies and the Library launched the Project Ghafiqi Osler, bringing together an interdisciplinary team of international experts to the pioneering study of the manuscript. The project aims to stimulate research that will culminate with the publication in three volumes, the material contained in the manuscript, with translations and scholarly commentaries.

"We are thrilled with the response we have received from international experts in the field of language, art and science," said Pamela Miller of the Osler Library. "In particular, this

manuscript is a concrete testimony of the transfer of knowledge between cultures and highlights the central role of pharmacology throughout the centuries. "

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