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Deadly snakes and remedies against their venomous bites in the handy charts of a copy of the “Kitāb al-diryāq” (Book on antidotes)
October 26, 2023

Deadly snakes and remedies against their venomous bites in the handy charts of a copy of the “Kitāb al-diryāq” (Book on antidotes)

“The Arabic manuscript tradition is rich in medical works discussing remedies and...”

  • Dr. Celeste Gianni
Medicine, Ritual, and Magic in Ethiopia
May 13, 2021

Medicine, Ritual, and Magic in Ethiopia

“Towards the middle of the 15th century, the Ethiopian Emperor Zar’a Yā‘eqob, a prominent theologian and scholar, faced...”

  • Ted Erho
Quarantine in Malta, a Print of the Lazaretto from the Mużew Nazzjonali tal-Arti
April 29, 2021

Quarantine in Malta, a Print of the Lazaretto from the Mużew Nazzjonali tal-Arti

“The increased activity of Malta’s ports after the Aragonese conquest in 1283 led to a...”

  • Cláudia Garradas
An Anonymous Syriac Medical Compendium
March 31, 2021

An Anonymous Syriac Medical Compendium

“Many medical works from antiquity were translated into Syriac and transmitted through the...”

  • Dr. James Walters
March 17, 2021

A Tale of Two Herbals, From Medicine to Food in the 16th Century

“Herbals—books describing the medicinal use of plants—have been important scientific sources for...”

Dr. Matthew Z. Heintzelman

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Accounts on Plague and Infectious Diseases from Three Arabic Manuscripts
March 4, 2021

Accounts on Plague and Infectious Diseases from Three Arabic Manuscripts

“The disastrous impact of plague epidemics in the Middle East has been documented in numerous accounts...”

  • Dr. Celeste Gianni
Remedies in the Margins of Syriac Manuscripts
February 18, 2021

Remedies in the Margins of Syriac Manuscripts

“People in past centuries would sometimes use the blank flyleaves and margins of manuscripts to...”

  • Dr. David Calabro
Medical Care for the Enslaved Mustafa Osmon in 18th-Century Valletta, Malta
February 4, 2021

Medical Care for the Enslaved Mustafa Osmon in 18th-Century Valletta, Malta

“The Archivum de Piro in Valletta, Malta preserves a small invoice and...”

  • Dr. Daniel K. Gullo

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