Manuscript Monday LJS 322 – [Fragments from Books III-V of Qānūn fī al-ṭibb]

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to LJS 322, fragmented sections from Books III (al-Amrāḍ al-juzʼīyah, diseases arranged by part of the body), IV (al-Amrāḍ allatī lā takhuṣṣu ʻuḍwan bi-ʻaynih, diseases not specific to particular organs), and V (al-Adwiyah al-murakkabah, compound drugs, ointments, and electuaries) of Avicenna’s medical encyclopedia. Many marginal notes have been trimmed; some later marginal notes run from the manuscript leaves onto their modern paper frames.

Video Orientation to LJS 322

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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