Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 5862 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

A collection of medical treatises

Contents

5 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Medicine, Science, Anatomy, and Smallpox

1. ff 2r-7r

Dates from 1108

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 27.
2. ff 65r-67r

Dates from the 18th-19th century

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 27.
3. ff 81r-90r

A Persian version in the margin of the Arabic manual of medicine in tabular form

Dates from the 19th century

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 27-28.
4. ff 89r-94r

A treatise for diagnosis of the urine, after Galen also written in the margin

Dates from the 19th century

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 28.
5. ff 95v-99v

Ascribed to Imām ‘Alī al-Riẓā

Written in the margin, followed by a single-folio note on the veins 103v

Dates from the 18th-19th century

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 28.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 104 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 32.5 × 24 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 19th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on G. M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian manuscripts 1895-1966. London, 1968, with additional enhancements.

Availability

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Subjects

  • Medicine, Arab--History
  • Medicine, Persian
  • Science--Islamic Empire--History
  • Anatomy--Early works to 1800
  • Smallpox--Early works to 1800

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