This is a treatise on Prophetic Medicine as it relates particularly to bloodletting and cupping. Little is known of its author except that he was an authority in the Hanafī school of jurisprudence in Jerusalem.
No other copies have been identified.
Tahdhīb al-maqāmah fī-mā warada fī al-faṣd wa-al-ḥijāmah (MS A 88/III)
The opening of a treatise on Prophetic Medicine as it relates particularly to bloodletting and cupping, by Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Tāfilātī (d. 1777/1190). The copy was made in 1217 (= 1802-3) by the scribe YYūsuf al-Rasanāwī ibn Ismā‘īl. From a note in the margin of the title page, it would appear that he made the copy for his own use. He is the same copyist who transcribed in Istanbul another treatise at NLM concerned with Prophetic Medicine, MS A 88/IV.
Arabic. 4 leaves (fols. 1a-4b). Dimensions 21 x 15 (text area 15.8 ca 9.5) cm; 22-25 lines per page. The title is given on the title page (fol. 1a) and in the text (fol. 1b line 12). The author is given in the text (fol. 1b line 5) as: Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Tāfilātī Muftī al-Ḥanafīyah bi-al-Quds ('religious/legal authority in Jerusalem').
The copy was made in 1217 [= 1802-3] by the scribe Yūsuf al-Rasanāwī ibn Ismā‘īl (fol. 4b line 8-9). From a note in the margin of the title page, it would seem that he made the copy for his own use. He is the same copyist as made the another of the treatises with which this one has been bound (MS A 88/IV).
The text is written in small, personal and inconsistent naskh with ligatures, using black ink with headings in purplish-red.
There is extensive marginalia.
The thin, gray-cream paper has only laid lines visible.
The volume consists of 4 leaves and one end leaf which is blank.
The manuscript was purchased in 1941 by the Army Medical Library from A.S. Yahuda (ELS 3329).
Schullian/Sommer, Cat. of incun. & MSS., entry A 88 item 3, p. 327.
Hamarneh, "NLM", p. 96.
NLM Microfilm Reel: FILM 48-129 no. 5