ABDALLATIF AL-BAGHDADI (عبداللطيف البغدادي), [Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi]
Historiae Aegypti compendium, Arabice et Latine. Partim ipse vertit, partim a Pocockio versum edendum curavit, notisque illustravit J. White.Oxford: typ. Academicis, Impensis Editoris, 1800.
Arabic-Latin bilingual text, edited by White, incorporating a translation begun by Edward Pococke the Younger (1648-1727). Abd al-Latif gave a good description of the fauna and flora of Egypt, its inhabitants and some of its diseases. He was the first writer, according to Hirsch, to dispute the accuracy of Galen. The first printed version of his work consisted of the Arabic text alone (Tübingen, 1789). Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.
Subjects: BOTANY, Biogeography, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Egypt, Geography of Disease / Health Geography, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, ZOOLOGY, Zoology / Natural History, Islamic