Discusses various disciplines that a medical student should be familiar with, including a lengthy digression into philosophy and logic. This book deals with matters specifically medical, devoting separate sections to anatomy, diseases, pulse, and names of medicinal substances.
Aida Tibi was born in Tulkarm, Palestine and studied in Beirut before earning a BA (Hons) in Classical Arabic at the University of London (1968), a MA in Classical Arabic in 1970 from the same institution, and a DPhil in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford (1975). Her doctoral thesis focussed on a 12th-century manuscript about famous women in early Islam, with the Arabic text published by al-Dar al-'arabiyya li'l-kitab (Libya/Tunisia) in 1978 under the title al-Hada'iq al-Ghanna' fi akhbar al-nisa'. She served as Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic History at the University of Tripoli, Libya, and is now living in Oxford with her husband, Dr Amin Tibi.