Book/Printed Material Manṣūr's Anatomy.
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- Manṣūr's Anatomy.
- The Persian physician Manṣūr ibn Muḥammad ibn Ilyās, who flourished around 1384, came from a family of physicians and other intellectuals living in the city of Shiraz in present-day Iran. Tashrīḥ-i badan-i insān (The anatomy of the human body), usually known as Tashrīḥ-i Manṣūrī (Manṣūr's anatomy), is his best-known work. It contains the earliest surviving Islamic anatomical illustrations of the whole human body. They include full-page figures, drawn in pen using various colors of ink. The treatise consists of an introduction followed by chapters on the bones, nerves, muscles, veins, and arteries. A concluding chapter is on compound organs, such as the heart and brain, and on the formation of the fetus, and includes a figure representing the arterial system of a pregnant woman. The work is dedicated to Sulṭān Pīr Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar ibn Tīmūr, ruler of the Fars region of Persia circa 1393--1409 and grandson of Timur, known to Europeans as Tamerlane. This manuscript was copied in 1709 in a medium-sized naskh script on brown laid paper with catchwords and headings in red. There is some Indian stylistic influence. The manuscript was a gift of John Farquhar Fulton and forms part of the Cushing collection of rare books at the Medical Historical Library in the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University.
- Ibn Ilyās, Manṣūr ibn Muḥammad, flourished 1384 Author.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1709-03-27.
- - Iran, Islamic Republic of
- - 1300 to 1400
- - Human anatomy
- - Medicine, Arab
- - Medicine, Medieval
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - "Historical Medical Library: Cushing Persian Ms. 14."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
- - Original resource extent: 35 folios ; 20.2 x 30 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: Yale University Library.
- - Content in Persian.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
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Ibn Ilyās, Manṣūr Ibn Muḥammad, Flourished 1384 Author. Manṣūr's Anatomy. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -03-27, 1709] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667279/.
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Ibn Ilyās, M. I. M. (1709) Manṣūr's Anatomy. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -03-27] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667279/.
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Ibn Ilyās, Manṣūr Ibn Muḥammad, Flourished 1384 Author. Manṣūr's Anatomy. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -03-27, 1709] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667279/>.