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[Sinhala palm-leaf medical manuscripts, open leaves, large image]

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:
Image of opposing leaves in Sinhala palm-leaf medical manuscripts (ca 1700) also known as Medical charms (MS S6). The brittle leaves are tied together with a single cord. Drawing on one leaf might depict a medical professional in traditional dress. The opposing leaf is of a linear pattern with repeating doodles. The red lacquered board covers are barely visible. 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.
Copyright:
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:
101602515 (See catalog record)
NLM Image ID:
A033251
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:
Image of opposing leaves in Sinhala palm-leaf medical manuscripts (ca 1700) also known as Medical charms (MS S6). The brittle leaves are tied together with a single cord. Drawing on one leaf might depict a medical professional in traditional dress. The opposing leaf is of a linear pattern with repeating doodles. The red lacquered board covers are barely visible. 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.
Copyright:
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:
101602515 (See catalog record)
NLM Image ID:
A033251