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Ṭibb-i Akbar / Muḥammad Akbar ʻurf Muḥammad Arzānī ibn Mīr...

Title: Ṭibb-i Akbar / Muḥammad Akbar ʻurf Muḥammad Arzānī ibn Mīr Ḥājī Muḥammad Muqīm.
‏طب اکبر /‏ ‏محمد اکبر عرف محمد ارزانى بن مير حاجى محمد مقيم.
Author(s)/Relationship(s): Shāh Arzānī, Muḥammad Akbar ibn Muḥammad, active 18th century.
‏شاه ارزانى، محمد اکبر بن محمد,‏ ‏active 18th century.
Nafīs ibn ʻIwaḍ, -approximately 1449. Sharḥ al-asbāb wa-al-ʻalāmāt.
‏نفيس بن عوض،‏ -approximately 1449.‏ ‏شرح الاسباب والعلامات.‏
Publisher: [17--?]
Description: [1], 559 leaves, bound, (15-20 lines; leaves 554a, 555b, 556a, 557b, 558a, 559b blank) : paper, ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Language: per
Referenced In: Maggs catalogue 687, spring 1940: Manuscripts of Asia, Africa, and Europe in thirty different languages, p. 31
Schullian, D.M. NLM incun., P20
MeSH Subjects: Medicine, Arabic
Manuscript
Notes: Tibb-i Akbar is an expanded version of Sharḥ al-asbāb wa-al-ʻalāmāt written by Burhan al-Dīn Nafīs ibn ʻIvād al-Kirmānī, a 15th century Persian physician.
Manuscript.
Title given on fol. 1b line 1.
Author’s name given in preface to text (fol. 10a line 5).
Copy undated: appearance of paper, handwriting, ink, etc. suggests a dating of ca. 18th century.
Catchwords, rubrications, red overlinings; subtitles and new enteries in red; marginal corrections with a few later marginalia in various hands.
Paper is thin, burnished, yellow-brown; only laid lines are visible; wormeaten; waterdamaged at top; leaves have been trimmed; the first 50 leaves have been numbered in pencil in Western numerals, paginated from left to right (i.e. numerals 511 through 560); volume refoliated correctly.
Fol. 554-559 contain illustrations; fol. 554b: in ink and opaque watercolors, full-page illustration of a pregnant woman with abdomen and chest opened to reveal the internal organs and fetus, with drawings of the heart, lungs, and rectum surrounding the figure; fol. 555a: in ink and opaque watercolors, full-page male figure with abdomen and chest opened to reveal the internal organs, the right hand holding the genitalia, a drawing of the liver and gallbladder in the upper left corner; fol. 556b:in ink and opaque watercolors, drawings of the liver with gallbladder, the stomach with intestines, the testicles, and detail of the stomach; fol. 557a: in ink and opaque watercolors, a composite drawing of the tongue, larynx, heart, trachea, stomach, and liver, a composite drawing of the ureters, urethra, kidneys, testicles and penis, and of the bladder with female genitalia, womb, and fetus; fol. 558b: in ink with light gray wash, a skeleton leaning on a pedestal; fol. 559a: in ink with gray wash, a skeleton leaning on a scythe.
An amplified Persian translation of the Arabic treatise Sharh al-asbāb wa-al-’alāmāt written by Nafīs ibn ’Iwad al-Kirmānī (fl. 1423-1438), as described on fol. 10a lines 12-14 of this copy; the Persian expanded version was composed by Muhammad Akbar in 1112 [1700]; a copy of the Arabic original is found in NLM MS A 66.1.
The treatise consists of 24 chapters (bābs) and a conclusion (khatimah) on the symptoms and treatment of diseases specific to particular parts and general diseases, arranged under the names of illnesses beginning with those affecting the head; the conclusion (in two parts) deals with the properties of compound remedies and medical terminology.
Fol. 1b-9b contain a table of contents for this treatise in a different hand from main text, written 15 lines to a page; main text begins in middle of introduction before the first bab on fol. 10a and ends on fol. 553b.
Fol. 1a is blank except for a later note on compound remedies (mujarrabat); fol. [1] contains a table of contents for a different treatise, on diseases of the head, eyes and, ears, written in a different hand.
NLM microfilm copy shelved as: Film 48-135 no. 3
Microfilm. 17--? Washington, D.C. : Army Medical Library, 1948. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
In Persian.
Acquisition Source: Purchase; Maggs; 1940.
NLM Unique ID: 9404088
Other ID Numbers: (OCoLC)30979509

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