Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Ariel Bar-Sela Collection, 1935-1967 MS 485



creator Bar-Sela, Ariel
Title: Ariel Bar-Sela collection
Dates: 1935-1967
Abstract: This collection includes materials used by Ariel Bar-Sela in his work involving the translation of ancient medical texts such as correspondence, facsimiles of texts in Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin, medical vocabulary index cards in these languages, and publications of translated versions of medical texts from the Middle Ages.
Identification: MS 485
Quantity: 4 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Ariel Bar-Sela was born in 1930. He was a professor of physiology at Baylor College of Medicine and specialized in the history of medicine.


Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, facsimiles of texts in Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin, medical vocabulary index cards in these languages, and publications of translated versions of medical texts from the Middle Ages. Correspondence mainly consists of letters between the author and various libraries, museums, and journal editors. The authors’ collection of texts is focused mainly on the medical aspects of the writings of Maimonides (1135-1204) and other Arab authors of the Middle Ages. Index cards in the collection contain Hebrew, Arabic, and English translations of common medical terminology and library holdings. Publications in the collection consist of work by the author related to the translation of these medical texts and work by other authors about similar subjects. The microfilm included here is made up of medical texts from various libraries and museums, especially in Europe.


Arrangement

The Ariel Bar-Sela collection is arranged by format into the following 5 series: Series I: Facsimiles of texts, 1954-1962,undated Series II: Publications, 1933-1966 Series III: Correspondence, 1959-1967 Series IV: Microfilm, undated Series V: Flashcards, undated

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Ariel Bar-Sela collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Maimonides, Moses

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ariel Bar-Sela collection, 1935-1967, MS 485 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift in 1997.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Facsimiles of Texts undated

Box Folder
1 1 Arabic Version of Maimonides Text in German Book with Annotations undated
2 The Cataloguing of Arabic Manuscripts on Medicine and the Sciences, 1954.
3 Deutsche Übersetzung des Arab. Codex undated
4 German Guide to Maimonides' Text undated
5 Glossary of Arabic and Hebrew Medical Terms undated
6 Latin Translation of Maimonides' "The Regimen of Health", 1959
7 Latin Translation of Maimonides' Regimen undated
8 Notes Concerning Arabic Medicine c.1950-1960.
9 Photocopied Version of Hebrew Text in box undated
10 Photocopies of Hebrew Texts. undated
11 Photocopy of Benjamin of Tudela Manuscript, undated
12 Photocopy of Ibn Abi-Useibia Book, 1960
13 Photocopy of Journal Article "Moses Maimonides the Philosopher and Physician," 1962
14 Photocopy of Journal Article "The correspondence between the Rabbis of France…," 1962
15 Photocopy of "The Medical Writings of Anonymous Londonensis," undated
16 Photocopy of Sanguinetti's "L'Histoire des Medecins," 1960
17 Reproduction of Maimonides' "Treatise on Health," 1958
18 Thermographic Reproduction of "Defence of Age," undated
19 Thermographic Reproduction of "Lettera di Felice Fontana," undated
20 Thermographic Reproduction of Arabic Text from Oxford undated
21 Thermographic Reproduction of Arabic Text from Oxford undated
22 Thermographic Reproduction of Arabic Text with Annotations undated
23 Thermographic Reproduction of Arabic Text, undated
24 Thermographic Reproduction of Arabic Text, undated
25 Thermographic Reproduction of Arabic Text, undated
26 Thermographic Reproduction of Arabic Text, undated
27 Thermographic Reproduction of Bacon's "The Cure of Old Age and Preservation of Youth," n.d. undated
28 Thermographic Reproduction of German Text, 1960 undated
29 Thermographic Reproduction of Hebrew Text from Paris, n.d. undated
30 Thermographic Reproduction of Hebrew Text from Tübingen, n.d. undated
31 Thermographic Reproduction of Hebrew Text with Annotations, n.d. undated
32 Thermographic Reproduction of Hebrew Text, Part 1, undated
33 Thermographic Reproduction of Hebrew Text, Part 2, undated
34 Thermographic Reproduction of Hebrew Text, Part 3, undated
35 Thermographic Reproduction of Hebrew Text, undated
36 Thermographic Reproduction of Latin Text, undated
37 Thermographic Reproduction of Latin Translation of Maimonides' work, 1959
38 Thermographic Reproduction of Maimonides' "Regimen of Health," undated
Box Folder
2 1 Photocopy of Ebbell's "The Papyrus Ebers," undated
2 Photocopy of Droner's "Der medicinische Schwamengesand des Maimonides," 1960
3 Photocopy of German translation of Ibn Abi Usaybi'ah work, 1962
4 Photocopy of "I.A.U. Book One," undated
5 Photocopy of "I.A.U. Book Two," undated



Series II. Publications 1935-1966

Box Folder
2 6 Abraham Portoleone by H.A. Savitz in Panminerva Medica, 1966
7 Asaf on Anatomy and Physiology, 1965
8 "Asaph Ha-Iehoud; Medecin et Astrologue du Moyen Age," 1933
9 Grant Report for Translation of Maimonides' Regimen of Health, 1959
10 Hebrew Book on Maimonides, 1940
11 Hebrew Newsletter, 1950
12 Isaac Israeli's Fifty Admonitions to the Physicians, 1962
13 La Pharmacopée Arabe by Roger Arnaldez, 1958
14 Padua and the Dawn of Scientific Medicine Article, 1962
15 Translation of Maimonides' Treatises for the American Philosophical Society, 1964
16 Translation of Moses Maimonides' Two Treatises on the Regimen of Health, 1959
17 University of Michigan Medical Bulletin, 1956
18 French Translation of Maimonides' "Treatise on Poisons," 1935
19 German Translation of Maimonides' "Regimen Sanitatis," 1966
20 Photocopy of Arabic Text, n.d.
21 Photocopy of Kolliker and Müller article, 1958



Series III. Correspondence 1959-1967

Box Folder
2 22 Correspondence, 1960-1967
23 Correspondence with Cambridge University, 1960
24 Correspondence with Florence, 1959-1960
25 Correspondence with Oxford University, 1959-1960
26 Correspondence with the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, 1960
27 Correspondence with the British Museum, 1960-1962
28 Correspondence with the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 1960-1962
29 Correspondence with the Library of Congress, 1959-1962
30 Correspondence with the Vatican, 1959-1960



Series IV. Microfilm undated

Box
3 50 microfilm reels of Hebrew and Arabic texts from libraries and museums, undated
Three strips of microfilm of text, unidentified undated



Series V. Flashcards undated

Box Folder
4 1 Arabic Medical Vocabulary Flashcards, undated
2 English and Arabic Medical Vocabulary Cards, (1 of 3) undated
3 English and Arabic Medical Vocabulary Cards, (2 of 3) undated
4 English and Arabic Medical Vocabulary Cards, (3 of 3) undated
5 English Medical Vocabulary Flashcards, undated
6 Index Cards of Library Holdings, undated
7 Index Cards of Library Holdings,(1 of 2) undated
8 Index Cards of Library Holdings, (2 of 2) undated
9 Index Cards of Museum and Library Holdings, undated
10 Index Cards of Museum and Library Holdings, (1 of 2) undated
11 Index Cards of Museum and Library Holdings, (2 of 2) undated
12 Medical Vocabulary Flashcards in Hebrew and Arabic, undated
13 Medical Vocabulary Flashcards in Hebrew and Arabic, undated
14 Vocabulary Flashcards undated
15 Index Cards of Library Holdings undated
Wooden Box containing Index Cards labeled "History of Medicine", undated