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Manuscript Monday: LJS 189 – Zakhīrah-ʹi Khvārazmshāhī

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 189, Zakhīrah-ʹi Khvārazmshāhī. This manuscript was written in Persia in the 14th century and it is a medical encyclopedia in 9 books, with discussions of physiology, anatomy, pathology, diagnosis, fevers, specific diseases, surgery, fractures, poisons, and antidotes.

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