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Porter, D. (2015, October 01). Penn Library's LJS 359 - Liber canonis (Video Orientation). [Video file.] Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/sims_video/73
Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 359 - Liber canonis, by Avicenna. Written in England, between 1250 and 1299.
Summary: Sections from Books 1 and 2 of Avicenna's 11th-century comprehensive medical work, as translated into Latin in the 12th century by Gherardo da Cremona. Book 1 addresses medicine generally; the section in the manuscript is from the first treatise and concerns the four elements. Book 2 is devoted to materia medica.