Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2:
2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica
On the materia medica of Dioscorides and a report about a copy of it in Tehran
History of Science Department, Encyclopaedia Islamica Foundation, Tehran, Iran
The most important reference work for pharmacology in the Islamic Era is Materia Medica by Dioscorides, the Greek scientist. It’s also named fi-hayuli-al-Tibb in the Islamic era. There are several different translation of this book in Arabic and Persian. In this article I’m going to introduce a manuscript of one the Arabic translation of this book which hasn’t been mentioned in any bibliographies and directories yet.
This Ms. Is one of the best and most important manuscripts of this book which in Tehran today is maintained in the library of Golestan palace in Tehran.