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From a treatise on the anatomy of the human body, the Tashrih-i Mansuri

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Much of our medical knowledge today comes from scientific advances in the medieval Islamic world. This manuscript page is part of a late 18th century copy of the famous Tashrih-i Mansuri, a history of anatomy. The Tashrih-i Mansuri is considered the first anatomical treatise written within the Islamic world. It was developed in the 14th century by a scholar called Mansur al-Kashmiri al-Balkhi, who came from the city of Balkh in modern-day Afghanistan, written in both Persian and Arabic.

MS.651, Near East, 18th century

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