Medieval manuscript on medicine revealed in Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan

Wed 20 July 2011 07:04 GMT | 12:04 Local Time

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Specialists of the Manuscripts Foundation of the Nakhchivan revealed a medieval manuscript.

Specialists of the Manuscripts Foundation of the Nakhchivan department of the National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan revealed a medieval manuscript on medicine in Ordubad city of Nakhchivan AR, according to sources in the information department.

'The manuscript book has no cover, its first and last pages are spoiled and illegible. However, an oval seal is in a good form. Inside it, there is a phrase in Arabic there reading ‘Hatif-al-Katib’. The studies show that the author of this manuscript is philosopher and doctor Hatif Said Ahmed Isfahaniyya-Ordubadi who lived in Ordubad in the 8th century', the source said.

According to him, the book contains detailed information about the disease of every organ, including the nature of the disease, characteristics and symptoms of the diseases, ways of treatment. “The book is in Persian, it consists of 95 pages, its format is 22x17.5 cm.

Hatif Said Ahmed Isfahaniyya-Ordubadi along with medicine also occupied a worthy place in other spheres of science, including in literature”, the representative of the Nakhchivan affiliate of the National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan said.

Interfax-Azerbaijan

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