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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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