Agmer Ben Abdala - Tratado de las aguas medicinales de Salam Bir, que comunmente llaman de Sacedón - 1761

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Agmer Ben Abdala - Tratado de las aguas medicinales de Salam Bir, que comunmente llaman de Sacedón - 1761
Medicine, Medicinal waters, Arab baths, chemistry. Scarce work on the market. - Quantity: 1 - Book

A volume in 4º (20.2 x 14.8 cm), XXXII pp., including the title page, 239 pp. Period parchment, label on the spine. First and only edition. Agmer-Ben-Ab-Dala, a Toledo physician specialised in medicinal water therapies, wrote in 1054 his Tratado de las aguas medicinales de Salam-Bir, que comúnmente llaman de Sacedón (now in Gudalajara province). It was translated from Arabic into Spanish in 1761 by the also doctor and arabist Mariano Pizzi. The treaty addresses the discovery and antiquity of the waters of Sacedón, Guadalajara, its properties and the procedure for using these waters for the treatment of different diseases. Mariano Pizzi says in the prologue: ‘This ancient monument of the medicine of our Arabs, this testimony of their knowledge, this proof of the advantages of waters—so celebrated in ancient times—is a work that by its age, doctrine, and object can honour the memory of our old physicians and be useful to society.’ The chapters mentioning the use of baths for the treatment of asthma and other lung diseases are especially curious. Palau, 3135

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Medicinal waters, Arab baths, chemistry. Scarce work on the market., Medicine
Author/ Illustrator
Agmer Ben Abdala
Book Title
Tratado de las aguas medicinales de Salam Bir, que comunmente llaman de Sacedón
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1761
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Spanish
Original language
No
Publisher
Madrid, Antonio Pérez de Soto
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Number of pages
239
Dimensions
202×148 mm
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