7.3.7 "Preparing Medicine from Honey", from a Dispersed Manuscript of an Arabic Translation of De Materia Medica of Dioscorides

7.3.7 “Preparing Medicine from Honey”, from a Dispersed Manuscript of an Arabic Translation of De Materia Medica of Dioscorides

Description

This is an illustration, drawn by hand, in a book translated into Arabic from Greek. The original Greek book was written by Dioscorides, a Greek Hellenistic doctor who lived in Anatolia during the first century BCE. The doctor is making a medicine from honey and water, to treat weakness and loss of appetite.

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