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Manuscript Monday: LJS 299 – Avicenna’s Medical Encyclopedia (in Hebrew)

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 299, a Hebrew translation of Avicenna’s medical encyclopedia. This manuscript was written in Yemen, ca. 1400-1525, and it is divided into 4 books (customary for Hebrew translations), but it also has unusual additional sections on drugs, the liver and intestines, and heart diseases.

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