Manuscript Monday: LJS 355- Selections from Avicenna’s medical encyclopedia (Video Orientation)

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 355, a 15th-century copy of Books III (al-Amrāḍ al-juzʼīyah, diseases arranged by part of the body), IV (al-Amrāḍ allatī lā takhuṣṣ bi-ʻuḍwin bi-ʻaynih, diseases not specific to particular organs), and V (al-Adwiyah al-murakkabah, compound drugs, ointments, and electuaries) from a 13th-century manuscript of Avicenna’s medical encyclopedia. The colophon of the 13th-century manuscript states that it was edited by Muḥammad ibn Abī Shujāʻ ibn Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī al-Kātib. The paper is brittle from oxidation; some repairs have been made.

Video orientation to LJS 355

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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