Page from Dioscorides's De Materia Medi

Page from Dioscorides's De Materia Medi

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Caption: Page from a 1224 Arabic edition of De Materia Medica by the Greek physician, pharmacologist and botanist Pedanius Dioscorides (40 - 90 AD). The illustration depicts a rabid dog biting a man. Dioscorides served in the Roman army under emperor Nero. Like many early physicians, he depended on herbs and other substances for medicinal treatments. The thistle is one of approximately 600 plants and 1000 minerals and animal derivatives for therapeutic use he described in De Materia Medica, the first extensive pharmacopeia.

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