Detailed volume of medical pathology in Persian

Baqir, Muhammad, ibn Muhammad Jawad al-Musawi. Kitab-i mostatabb-i patuluji-yi tibbi.

Tehran, 1300 H [= 1883 CE].

Large 8vo (180 x 250 mm). (288) ff. Full auburn leather, titled on paper spine label.


A volume of medical pathology printed lithographically in Persian (with occasional Arabic), featuring detailed descriptions of physical ailments, including the appearances of ailing organs as might be seen by a surgeon, the areas of the world in which a particular disease or ailment was more common, and the history of a disease as known to medical science at the time. Each entry is titled and numbered, though not always consecutively, and a table of contents can be found at the rear.

An interesting and detailed medical textbook, covering everything from the venereal to the cardiovascular, probably reproduced lithographically from a contemporary manuscript. The likely scribe of that original manuscript, named in the colophon, was Muhammad Baqir ibn Muhammad Jawad al-Mussawi al-Asfahani.

Blindstamps from the library of the Fabryky Sergyeva, Ukraine, appear on some pages. Light exterior wear. Title-page loose with edge flaws, occasional light stains, otherwise generally in good condition.

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