Browse Items (50 total)

avicenna_canonms.jpg
This manuscript copy of Avicenna's Canon, written by Mordechai bar Elia in a rabbinical hand, was formerly in the library of Prince Dietrichstein of Nikolsburg.

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002792_dref.jpg
This document bestows legal, religious, and commercial privileges on foreign merchants and the Jewish community in the cities of Pisa and Livorno. Section 18, on the right hand page, grants Jews the right to practice medicine, and section 20 grants…

0002778_dref.jpg
Bonet de Lates was a Provençal physician and astrologer who settled in Rome, where, in addition to acting as physician to Popes Alexander VI and Leo X, he served the Jewish community as a rabbi. He is best known for his invention of the…

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002786_dref.jpg
This volume, the first printed edition of Maimonides’ interpretation of Hippocratic and Galenic doctrine, also includes the Aphorismi of St. John of Damascus, Razi’s De Secretis in Medicina, and Hippocrates’ Prognostica. Maimonides,…

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002790_ref.jpg
This is a collection of 38 treatises on astronomy, astrology, and mathematics, including one of León Hebreo, (De coniunctione Saturni et Iovis anni Christi 1345 (On the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in the year of our Lord 1345).

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002514_dref.jpg
The Canon medicinae, a compendium of medical knowledge and a guide to clinical teaching, was derived from Galenic and Hippocratic writings and infused by Avicenna with Arabic medical lore. The Canon includes detailed disquisitions on pathology,…

0002714_dref.jpg
Once physician to the King of Portugal, Garcia de Orta travelled to India in order to escape the Inquisition, and remained there the rest of his life. He taught in the faculty of medicine at Lisbon in the early 1530's; in 1534, he settled in Goa,…

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002767_dref.jpg
The Jewish community at Ferrara was one of the largest and most active in Italy; it grew rapidly during the 15th century in part because of substantial immigration from less congenial parts of Europe. The Jewish presence dwindled during and after the…

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002781_dref.jpg
Josephus, born in Jerusalem, had a multifaceted career as priest, soldier, and historian. His retelling of Jewish history and partially first-hand account of the rebellion against the Romans (66-70 CE), originally written in Aramaic (now lost) and…

0002709_dref.jpg
Maimonides was probably the most famous Jewish physician of all time but known also as a philosopher, theologian, and astronomer. The De Astrologia, his letter to the rabbis of Marseilles condemning astrology, was composed in 1194; this is the first…
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2