Manuscript Monday: LJS 311 – Medical Texts

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 311, a collection of two Arabic medical texts translated into Hebrew, written in Italy in the 15th century. This manuscript contains books 1-3 and the beginning of Book 4 of Avicenna’s 11th-century comprehensive medical work, translated into Hebrew from Arabic. At the end of the volume is Maimonides’s 12th-century treatise on poisons, a much shorter work, which is also lacking the end of the text and was also translated from Hebrew to Arabic, by Mosheh Ibn Tibon. Marginal notes in Hebrew, with at least one in Italian (f. 44v).

Video orientation to LJS 311

You can read the complete record for this document (and find links to digitized copies) on Franklin. You can also download a copy of this video from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.

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