Manuscript Monday: LJS 49, Rawḍat al-adhhān fī maʻrifat… (Anatomy Treatise)

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 49,  Rawḍat al-adhhān fī maʻrifat tashrīḥ badan al-insān by Manṣūr ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, a Persian anatomist and physician. The manuscript was written in Persia around A.H. 813 (1411) in Persian and Arabic and it is a later copy, probably in the hand of the author, of an anatomy treatise originally written in 1396, with chapters on bones, nerves, veins, arteries and muscles, and complex organs.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand.


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