November 16, 1963

The Medical Writings of Moses Maimonides: Treatise on Asthma.

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Edited by Suessman Muntner. 115 pp. $5. J. B. Lippincott, E Washington Sq, Philadelphia 5, 1963

JAMA. 1963;186(7):737. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710070139037

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This, the first English translation of any of Maimonides' medical writings, offers an important addition to our knowledge of medieval medical theory and practice. The translation is fluent and idiomatic, but the notes are rather scanty, and the several introductions only minimally informative.

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