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Alguada arabice Avicenna differentia inquit inter alguada que est morphea alba et baras malam est quod pili qui oriuntur super alguada sunt nigri et flavi, sed super albaras nascuntur albi tamen et cetera, vide capitulum de signis morfee in quarto.


arabice Avicenna differentia inquit inter alguada om. f

alguada que ABC e | algada que H

morphea AC e f | morfea BH

baras mala (-lã f) ABCH f | balam malam e

pili ACH e | pilli B f

morfee ABCH | morphee ef

quarto C |.iiii. B | 4°. H | 4°. ef use an older Hans Talhoffer-like symbol for 4, which is still much closer to the number signs used in Arabic speaking countries.


Alguada is Arabic. Avicenna says: the difference between alguada, which is white morphea, and malignant baras is, that the hairs that grow on alguada affected skin are dark and reddish-yellow, those that grow on albaras infected skin are white only, etc. See the chapter on the signs of morphea in the 4th book of Avicenna's Canon.


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