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[Sinhala palm-leaf medical manuscripts, cover and two leaves]

Publication:
Bethesda, MD : U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Health & Human Services, [2010]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
Medicine, Traditional
Anatomy
Manuscripts, Medical
Sri Lanka
Genre(s):
Pictorial Works
Abstract:
Two views of Sinhala palm-leaf medical manuscripts (ca. 1700) with authorship unknown called Medical charms (MS S6). The image on the left displays two opposing leaves which show crude anatomical drawings and doodles. The image on the right shows the red lacquered wood cover which incorporates golden floral ornamentation. The very brittle leaves are held together with a single cord. Sinhalese physicians deployed these manuscripts as signs of medical learning and prestige. Medical charms were employed for health and wellbeing bridging the line between magic and early medicine.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Related Title(s):
Hidden treasure
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
NLM Unique ID:
101595114 (See catalog record)
NLM Image ID:
A033250
Publication:
Bethesda, MD : U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Health & Human Services, [2010]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
Medicine, Traditional
Anatomy
Manuscripts, Medical
Sri Lanka
Genre(s):
Pictorial Works
Abstract:
Two views of Sinhala palm-leaf medical manuscripts (ca. 1700) with authorship unknown called Medical charms (MS S6). The image on the left displays two opposing leaves which show crude anatomical drawings and doodles. The image on the right shows the red lacquered wood cover which incorporates golden floral ornamentation. The very brittle leaves are held together with a single cord. Sinhalese physicians deployed these manuscripts as signs of medical learning and prestige. Medical charms were employed for health and wellbeing bridging the line between magic and early medicine.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Related Title(s):
Hidden treasure
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
NLM Unique ID:
101595114 (See catalog record)
NLM Image ID:
A033250