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Penn Library's LJS 417 - [Books III-V of al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb]. (Video Orientation)

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10-11-2022

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 417, Books III (al-Amrāḍ al-juzʼīyah, diseases arranged by part of the body), IV (al-Amrāḍ allatī lā takhuṣṣ bi-ʻuḍwin bi-ʻaynih, diseases not specific to particular organs), and V (al-Adwiyah al-murakkabah, compound drugs, ointments, and electuaries) of Avicenna's medical encyclopedia. Extensive marginal notes on the first pages of the manuscript (f. 1v-3r), with frequent brief marginal notes in the rest of the manuscript. A somewhat later table of contents, arranged in a grid, has been added at the front of the volume (f. iii recto-xvii recto).

Written in A.H. 899-904 (1494-1498).

Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin: https://franklin.library.upenn.edu/catalog/FRANKLIN_9958645723503681

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Medicine -- Early works to 1800, Medicine, Medicine Arab, Medicine Medieval, Manuscripts Arabic, Manuscripts 15th century, Manuscripts Renaissance, Codices (bound manuscripts), Illuminations (painting), Encyclopedias, Treatises

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Arabic Studies | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

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