ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Regimen of elders in Kitāb al-Dhakhīra fī ‘Ilm al-Tibb by Thābit b. Qurra [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2020; 42(4): 496-502 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2020.44788

Regimen of elders in Kitāb al-Dhakhīra fī ‘Ilm al-Tibb by Thābit b. Qurra

Gözde Acıduman1, Ahmet Acıduman2
1Department of Public Health, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of History of Medicine and Ethics, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Objective: This study aimed to examine the chapter related to regimen of elders in Kitāb al-Dhakhīra fī ʿIlm al-Ṭibb by Thābit b. Qurra (836–901 AD), a renowned translator and scholar of the translation period of Islamic science and medicine.
Materials and Methods: An exact copy of Kitāb al-Dhakhīra fī ʿIlm al-Ṭibb edited by G. Sobhy and printed in al-Ma ba‘at al-Āmīriyye was examined and compared to the manuscript in the Şehit Ali Paşa Collection, nr. 2028, in the Süleymaniye Manuscript Library in Istanbul. The subchapter on regimen of elders was translated and has been discussed.
Results: Information on regimen of elders is the last subheading of the first chapter, which is on health protection. Considering the content, the physiology and pathology of senility and its related regimen are coherent with the principles of the humoral theory.
Conclusion: As Thābit b. Qurra mentioned, the main source of information regarding regimen of elders in Kitāb al-Dhakhīra fī ʿIlm al-Ṭibb seems to be the writings of Galen.

Keywords: Thā, bit b. Qurra, Kitāb al-Dhakhīra fī ʿIlm al-Ṭibb, regimen of elders, senility, history of medicine

Gözde Acıduman, Ahmet Acıduman. Regimen of elders in Kitāb al-Dhakhīra fī ‘Ilm al-Tibb by Thābit b. Qurra. Erciyes Med J. 2020; 42(4): 496-502

Corresponding Author: Gözde Acıduman, Türkiye
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