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LEON JOSEPH OF CARCASSONNE:

Physician; lived toward the end of the fourteenth century and at the beginning of the fifteenth. He devoted himself to the translation from the Latin into Hebrew of medical works. Among his numerous translations three are still extant in manuscript: (1) a commentary on the ninth book (Pathology) of Razi by Gerard de Solo; (2) "Meyashsher ha-Matḥilim," a manual of medicine by Gerard de Solo; (3) a chapter on the relation between astronomy and medicine, attributed to Hippocrates.

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Munich, p. 209;
  • idem, Hebr. Uebers, p. 794;
  • idem, Hebr. Bibl. viii. 48;
  • Renan-Neubauer, Les Ecrivains Juifs Français, pp. 424 et seq.;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 616.
G. I. Br.
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