Memorandum Book of a Tenth-Century Oculist for the Use of Modern Ophthalmologists. A Translation of the Tadhkirat of Ali ibn Isa of Baghdad (cir. 940-1010 A.D.), the Most Complete, Practical and Original of All the Early Textbooks on the Eye and Its Diseases. The First Edition in English by Casey A. Wood.

Chicago: Northwestern University, 1936. Plates. Binding extremities rubbed. Very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by the translator: "To Marjorie Fyte. With grateful thanks for help in making this monograph. Casey A. Wood. Rome May 1/36." Clothbacked boards. Gilt spine, printed paper label on front cover. Quarto. Item #13848

"The Tadhkirat al-Kahhalin was one of the oldest and best of the medieval Arabic works on ophthalmology. It carefully described 130 diseases of the eye and became the standard work on the subject in the Middle East" (Garrison-Morton 5815).

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