The Breakthrough in Remedying all Ailments and Complaints


This important work is a long but well-organized and clearly-written treatise on medicine, hygiene, diet, and the art of preserving good health. It focuses on simple and composite medicinal remedies. With the aid of tables, diagrams, and numerous examples, it presents a comprehensive, but accessible, synopsis of medical knowledge and medicinal treatments known at the time of its composition. The work is by the son of the well-known man of letters Nūr al-Dīn Ibrāhīm Ibn Sa‘īd al-Maghribī al-Gharnātī (1214-86 [610-85 AH]), and is dedicated to Shams al-Dīn Abū ‘Abd-Allāh Muḥammad ibn ‘Izz al-Dawla. It is also known by the title Taqwīm al-adwiya fi altadāwī min ṣunūf al-amrāḍ wa al-shakāwī, and has sometimes been mistakenly attributed to Yuhannā ibn Bakhtishū‘.

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فتح التداوى من جميع الأمراض والشكاوى

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142 leaves (19 lines), bound : paper ; 24 x 17 centimeters


  • Alternate title: On the Terminologies of Medications


Last updated: September 18, 2015