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Pseudo-Mohammed: recipe against epilepsy ascribed to the Prophet Mohammed

mid-19th cent
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About this work


Pilules de Mahomet contre l'Épilepsie ou Mahométain. Recette tirée d'une Pharmacopée orientale et réproduite à l'aide de l'écritura coufique. Employée dans une Pharmacopée Pontificale des Imams, arrières petit-fils de Mahomet. Autre Recette perfectionée et réformée. Autres Pilules réformées... At the top of the first leaf is an oriental-style decoration in water-colour. Two of the leaves consist of parts of a printed notice of meetings of the Académic Royale de Médecine, dated 7/11/1846 addressed to M. Bonastre (i.e. J. F. Bonastre [ -1856]). There is a short glossary of Persian medical terms.


mid-19th cent.

Physical description

12 ll. 8vo. 19 x 12 cm. Partly on rice paper. Modern vellum binding, with title stamped in gold on the upper cover. Margins cropped; the work is incomplete at the end.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1919.

Ownership note

From the Debacq Collection.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


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