Using the form of the name “Ibn-e-Abi Useibia”, I was able to find a bunch of matches for “ibn abi usaybiah” in Worldcat. We’re looking, of course, for his ʻUyūn al-anbāʼ fī ṭabaqāt al-ʼaṭibbāʼ. It has things to say about Hippocrates and Galen, and also about Hunain ibn Ishaq.
There are several publications listed in Worldcat. The catalogues indicate that he lived between 1203-1270.
First, there is “Abdollatiphi bagdadensis vita”, 1808, Oxford, ed. J. Mousley, here. This is a Life of `Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi, by our man. The latter also wrote, I find, a Historiae Aegyptiae Compendium, which I think we came across when looking at Bar Hebraeus and exists in Latin in the same sorts of places.
There is a German publication Geschichte der Aertze, published “Königsberg : Selbstverlag, 1884″ — is that “self-published?” — by August Muller, who turned up yesterday as the editor of the Arabic text in Cairo in 1882. This sounds very like a translation; but the record says “principally in Arabic”. There are no UK locations for it, nor US, nor even German! The latter, I think, probably reflects a lack of upload from German libraries, rather than lack of holdings. There is a copy in Paris, tho.
There also seems to be a 1995 publication at Frankfurt-am-Main, in two volumes — I would guess this is a reprint of the 1882 edition.
The 1882 edition exists in the British Library — so useless to us — and in three US libraries, including California and Chicago universities.
There is a curious publication Oyūn-al-anbā fi tabaqat-al-attebba, Ahmad ibn al-Qasim Ibn Abi Usaybi`ah; trad. et commenté par Seyed Dja’far Ghazban et Mahmoud Nadjmabadi, Publisher: Tehran : Imprimerie Organization de l’Universite de Tehran, 1970-. Language is French. The only copy seems to be in “Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen” in the Netherlands.
But then … I find a mysterious item, with no copies held. “English translations of History of Physicians (4 v.), and The Book of Medicine of Asaph the Physician (2 v.). 1971.” What can this be? A web search quickly turns up a source — in manuscript! — here. It’s MS C 294, a manuscript at the US National Library of Medicine! There’s no indication of any further information.
It is a pity that WorldCat is so slow. But it has given several leads to the material we want.
I shall now compose an email enquiring about that manuscript!
UPDATE (5th August 2011): I was able to get PDF’s of the Muller publication, which is entirely in Arabic. No response ever appeared on the US item.