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  1. Rational and Empirical Medicine in Ninth-Century Baghdad: Qusṭā Ibn Lūqā's Questions on the Critical Days in Acute Illnesses.Glen M. Cooper - 2014 - Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 24 (1):69-102.
    The article considers a brief catechistic presentation of a Galenic medical doctrine, the critical days, by the 9thcentury translator and thinker, Qusṭā ibn Lūqā, found in a manuscript in Iran. The piece is first shown to have been derived from Galen's treatise on the critical days. Then, it is discussed section by section, in commentary form, to elucidate the medical doctrines Qusṭā propounds. Lastly, the piece is compared with an earlier attempt, by al-Kindī, to describe the critical days mathematically. The (...)
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  • In the Translator's Workshop.Uwe Vagelpohl - 2011 - Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 21 (2):249-288.
    unayn discussing the quality of his source text, his own interpretation and also his attempts to reconstruct problematic or damaged passages. Based on an edition of these notes, their analysis and comparison to similar texts and Galen's own thought on editing and interpreting difficult medical texts, this article aims to situate Ḥunayn's methods in the context of the Greek-Arabic translation movement. It argues that his approach differs in important respects from that of preceding Greek-Arabic and Greek-Syriac translators and that he (...)
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