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Arabic and Middle Eastern Electronic Library

Avicenna's Canon of Medicine

AMEEL is a Web-based portal and a digital collection of information for the study of the Middle East, including its history, culture, development, and contemporary face. Within this portal, Yale University Library integrates existing scholarly digital content with newly digitized resources to make such materials easier to find and use efficiently and freely.

Arabic and Persian Medical Books and Manuscripts

A page image from Kitāb Kanz al-ḥukamāʼ wa-maṭlab al-aṭibbāʼ wa-al-ʻulamāʼ, [1612]

This digitized collection of selected volumes of medical books and manuscripts, dating from 1300 to 1921, is drawn from the Medical Historical Library, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library.  This collection reflects the Arabic and Persian intellectual efforts that translated, augmented, and transmitted Greek and Roman medical knowledge to Western societies during the Renaissance.  It includes iconic works by authors such as Avicenna and al-Razi.

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