Manuscript Monday: LJS 393 – Medical commentaries

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 393, Sharḥ Fusūl Ibuqrāṭ. This manuscript was written in Egypt or Syria, between 1325 and 1375, in Arabic, and it contains medical commentaries, one on the aphorisms of Hippocrates and one on the Questions on medicine for students by Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq, also known as Joannitius.

You can see the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand and you can download all of the images and metadata from OPenn.  You can also download a copy of this video from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.


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