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January 1935

Al Morchid Fi'l Kohhl (The Ophthalmologic Guide).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(1):141. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840010151018

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Again Dr. Max Meyerhof, the well known ophthalmologist and tranlator of Arabic literature into English (Arch. Ophth.2: 114 [July] 1929) and French, has rendered valuable service in the translation of this treatise.

The translation of the Arabic edition was made for the recent ophthalmologic congress at Madrid. The text was written in the twelfth century. A brief analysis can be found in Leclerc's "History of Arabic Medicine" (Paris, 1876). The book begins with the famous oath of Hippocrates and continues with a prolonged discussion of the dignity and eminence of medical art. Mohammad Al-Ghafiqi discusses questions pertaining to medicine, anatomy, etc., in a typically scholarly manner.

The diseases of the eyelids are classified into thirty-seven different varieties, including trachoma. The descriptions are clear, distinct and lucid and almost meet the modern conception of the conditions of the eyelids. The treatment is good and in many ways superior to that

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