Razi's Kitab al-Hawi, a vast medical-pharmaceutical encyclopedia, was compiled from multiple sources. For each identified source this study provides Razi's Arabic text with an English translation. When possible, the original version of the quoted text is provided.
"All text material appears in full Arabic with English translation whilst the traceable Indian fragments are represented here, for the first time, in both the original Sanskrit and corresponding English translations. The philological core of the book is framed by a detailed introductory study on the transmission of Indian, Syrian and Iranian medicine and pharmacy to the Arabs, and by extensive bilingual glossaries of relevant Arabic and Sanskrit terms as well as Latin botanical identifications" (publisher).