Hebrew Medical Astrology: David Ben Yom Tov, Kelal Qatan: Original Hebrew Text, Medieval Latin Translation, Modern English Translation

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The Kelal Qatan (Concise Summary) was composed by David Ben Yom Tov, a Hebrew scholar who lived in the first half of the 14th century. He is known in Latin simply as David Iudaeus. This is a text on medical astrology, dealing primarily with the astrological indications pertaining especially to fevers. It is the most detailed & extensive original Hebrew treatise on astrological medicine surviving in Hebrew Literature. Contents of this edition: Introduction; Original Hebrew Text; The Latin Text; Modern English Translation; Glossary; & Bibliography. Color & black & white illustrations.

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Though the text begins with an account of ancient and Medieval astrological medicine, it explains the background that led the ancients (Ptolemy, Hippocrates, Galen etc.) to astrological medicine.

Next is a study of the life and work of David Ben Yom, with special reference to the Hebrew authors associated with astrological medicine. Apart from some of the Hebrew translators who worked in the field (David Calonico, Solomon Avigdor), the authors cite a hitherto unpublished work of Pincas Narbonne and that is just one part of astrological medicine. The influence of the astral world in the sublunary world and specifically the power that the moon exerts on the plants and animals, Pincas makes a study of the influence of hebdomales lunar cycles in human pathology.

[T]here is absolutely no doubt that this small booklet, a mere 120 pages, clearly has advanced our knowledge of Hebrew medieval medicine. The American Philosophical Society must be recognized its success in the publication of this work. --C. Del Valle, Iberia Judaica journal

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