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Osler Library of the History of Medicine

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, opened in 1929 to house the collection of rare medical and other books donated by Sir William Osler (1849-1929), the renowned physician and McGill graduate and professor. Initially comprising 8000 titles listed in the Bibliotheca Osleriana, the collection – one of the world’s outstanding ones - has grown to around 100,000 works including rare monographs, journals, archives and prints, as well as scholarly public...



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by ʻAlavī Khān, Muḥammad Hāshim, active 1501, author
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644 pages ; 28 cm
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Topics: Medicine, Arab -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions., Medicine, Arabic., McGill University Library...
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[16], 262, [26] pages : illustrations ; 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Monsters., Abnormalities, Human -- Early works to 1800., Abnormalities, Severe Teratoid --...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
84 leaves ; 23 cm
Topics: Manuscripts, Italian -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Medicine -- Italy -- 16th century.,...
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by Ketham, Joannes de, active 15th century
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68 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, coat of arms, portraits (woodcuts) ; 32 cm (fol.)
Topics: Human anatomy -- Early works to 1800., Medicine -- Early works to 1800., Medicine, Medieval.,...
xli, 792 pages ; 29 cm
Topics: Osler, William, -- Sir, -- 1849-1919 -- Library -- Catalogs., McGill University -- Catalogs.,...
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by Meigs, Charles D. (Charles Delucena), 1792-1869, author
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20 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Women., Genital Diseases, Female, Social Values, Women, McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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v . ; 21 cm
Topics: McGill University. -- Faculty of Medicine., McGill University -- Faculty of Medicine., Schools,...
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by Gibb, G. Duncan (George Duncan), Sir, 1821-1876
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20 cm of textual records
Topics: Gibb, G. Duncan -- (George Duncan), -- Sir, -- 1821-1876 -- Archives., Gibb, G. Duncan -- (George...
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by Kamata, Keishū, 1794-1854. Geka kihai zufu.; Nakajima, Genkaku, illustrator; Ushigome Hisao, former owner; Tōrinken Juku, issuing body; Ushigome sekkostuin, former owner
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3 folded leaves of plates, 29 folded leaves : ink and watercolor on hōsho paper, illustrations ; 26 x 18 cm
Topics: Bones -- Pictorial works., Osteopathic orthopedics., Medicine -- Japan., Human anatomy -- Pictorial...
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Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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by Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727
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[8], 383, 400-510, [2] p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill. ; 25 cm. (4to)
Topics: Mechanics -- Early works to 1800., Celestial mechanics -- Early works to 1800., McGill University...
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by Gibb, G. Duncan (George Duncan), Sir, 1821-1876
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20 cm of textual records
Topics: Gibb, G. Duncan -- (George Duncan), -- Sir, -- 1821-1876 -- Archives., Gibb, G. Duncan -- (George...
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Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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by Alunno, Francesco, -1556
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[38], 263, [1] leaves ; 30 cm
Topics: Italian language -- Dictionaries -- Early works to 1700., Italian language -- Etymology -- Early...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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by Avicenna, 980-1037. Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt; Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1201-1274; Rāzī, Fakhr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar, 1149 or 1150-1210
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[258] leaves.
Topics: -- 880-03Avicenna, -- 980-1037. -- Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt., Logic -- Early works to 1800.,...
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61 plates : illustrations ; 20 x 26 cm
Topics: Plague -- China -- Harbin., Harbin (China) -- Pictorial works., Plague -- epidemiology, Disease...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
299 ff. illustrations, 1 double map 47 cm
Topics: Chronology, Historical., Incunabula -- Specimens., Wood-engraving -- Germany -- 15th century --...
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by Klebs, Arnold C. (Arnold Carl), 1870-1943; Steinhöwel, Heinrich, 1412-1482?; Sudhoff, Karl, 1853-1938
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4 preliminary leaves, 222, [6] pages, facsimile : illustrations [80] pages XXIV facsimile on 21 leaves
Topics: Steinhöwel, Heinrich, -- 1412-1482?, Medicine -- Early works to 1800 -- Bibliography., Plague --...
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by Monnet, Charles, 1732-1809
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42 leaves : col. ill. (crayon manner engravings) ; 33 cm.
Topics: Anatomy, Artistic., Anatomy, Artistic. -- https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000716, Atlas. --...
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by Nafīs ibn ʻIwaḍ, -approximately 1449, author
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634 unnumbered pages ; 26 x 16 cm
Topics: Ibn al-Nafīs, ʻAlī ibn Abī al-Ḥazm, -- 1210 or 1211-1288. -- Mūjiz al-Qānūn.,...
17, 273, [26] leaves ; 28 cm.
Topics: Osler, William, -- Sir, -- 1849-1919., Osler Library., Book collecting., Book Collecting., McGill...
[2], 27 [i.e. 25], [1] pages : illustrations, portrait (engravings) ; 47 cm (fol.)
Topics: Human anatomy -- Atlases -- Early works to 1800., Medicine -- Early works to 1800., Anatomy.,...
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by Ibn al-Bayṭār, ʻAbd Allāh ibn Aḥmad, -1248, author
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738 unnumbered pages ; 30 x 19 cm
Topics: Medicine, Arab -- Manuscripts., Medicine, Medieval., Islam -- Medicine., Manuscripts, Arabic --...
xiii, 599 pages
Topics: Mental Health., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Osler - Robertson Collection, Mental...
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by Avicenna, 980-1037
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xi, 407 leaves, bound
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Topics: Medicine, Arab., Medicine, Arabic -- Manuscripts., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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by Brooke, Margaret, artist, author
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16 unnumbered leaves, 34, that is, 35 leaves, 4 unnumbered leaves : illustrations ; 39 x 26 cm
Topics: Brooke, Margaret -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc., Human anatomy., Musculoskeletal system --...
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by Yu, Zhen, active 1778, compiler
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10 volumes ; 20 cm
Topics: Medicine, Chinese., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Medicine, Chinese, Zi bu -- Yi jia...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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by Najīb al-Dīn al-Samarqandī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī, -1222, author
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236 unnumbered pages ; 19 x 10 cm
Topics: Medicine, Arab., Medicine -- Early works to 1800., Medicine, Arab -- Manuscripts., Medicine,...
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v . ; 21 cm
Topics: McGill University. -- Faculty of Medicine., McGill University -- Faculty of Medicine., Schools,...
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by Gibb, G. Duncan (George Duncan), Sir, 1821-1876
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20 cm of textual records
Topics: Gibb, G. Duncan -- (George Duncan), -- Sir, -- 1821-1876 -- Archives., Gibb, G. Duncan -- (George...
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[8] p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. (engravings) ; 42 cm. (fol.)
Topics: Human anatomy -- Early works to 1800., Anatomy. -- https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000715, Atlas.,...
McGill University Library
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[28], 442, [1] pages ; 31 cm (folio)
Topics: Materia medica -- Early works to 1800., Medicine, Greek and Roman., Materia Medica. --...
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by Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso, 1608-1679
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2 v. ([12], 376, [12, 4], 520 pages, [18] leaves of plates) : ill. ; 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Gravity., Animal locomotion -- Early works to 1800., Mechanics., Locomotion., Biomechanical...
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48 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Topics: Phrenology., Medicine, Popular., Almanacs, American., Medicine -- Popular Works., McGill University...
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by Wang, Qi, 1696-1774, complier.; Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942, bookplate.
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8 volumes in 1 case : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Medicine, Chinese., Medicine, Chinese -- Early works to 1800., Medicine, Chinese Traditional,...
McGill University Library
by Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, approximately 1203-1283, author
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646 unnumbered pages ; 32 x 19 cm
Topics: Zoology -- Pre-Linnean works., Geography, Arab -- Early works to 1800., Manuscripts, Persian.,...
6 preliminary leaves, 196 leaves : tables, diagrams ; 28 cm
Topics: Solar system -- Early works to 1800., Astronomy -- Early works to 1800., McGill University Library...
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v . ; 21 cm
Topics: McGill University. -- Faculty of Medicine., McGill University -- Faculty of Medicine., Schools,...
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by Wang, Qi, 1696-1774, complier.; Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942, bookplate.
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8 volumes in 1 case : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Medicine, Chinese., Medicine, Chinese -- Early works to 1800., Medicine, Chinese Traditional,...
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by Canadian Hospital Association, hierarchial superior.; Alberta Hospital Association, hierarchial subordinate.; British Columbia Hospital Association, hierarchial subordinate.
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The official organ of the Canadian Hospital Association. Later includes the Alberta Hospital Association, with the December 1920 issue. Then, with the April 1920 issue, includes the British Columbia Hospital Association
Topics: Hospitals -- Periodicals., Nursing -- Periodicals., Hospitals -- Canada -- Periodicals.,...
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by Avicenna, 980-1037, author
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116 unnumbered pages ; 18 x 13 cm
Topics: Medicine, Arab -- Manuscripts., Medicine, Medieval., Medicine, Arab., Islam -- Medicine., Herbs --...
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by Yu, Zhen, active 1778, compiler
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10 volumes ; 20 cm
Topics: Medicine, Chinese., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Medicine, Chinese, Zi bu -- Yi jia...
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by Wang, Qi, 1696-1774, complier.; Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942, bookplate.
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8 volumes in 1 case : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Medicine, Chinese., Medicine, Chinese -- Early works to 1800., Medicine, Chinese Traditional,...
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by Wang, Qi, 1696-1774, complier.; Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942, bookplate.
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8 volumes in 1 case : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Medicine, Chinese., Medicine, Chinese -- Early works to 1800., Medicine, Chinese Traditional,...
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by Rāzī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Zakarīyā, 865?-925? Bur al-sāah.; Osler Library, Manuscript. B.O. 7785/11.
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158 unnumbered pages ; 17 x 9 cm
Topics: Therapeutics., Materia medica., Pharmacopoeias -- Early works to 1800., Manuscripts, Persian --...
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by Yu, Zhen, active 1778, compiler
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10 volumes ; 20 cm
Topics: Medicine, Chinese., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Medicine, Chinese, Zi bu -- Yi jia...
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by Yu, Zhen, active 1778, compiler
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10 volumes ; 20 cm
Topics: Medicine, Chinese., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Medicine, Chinese, Zi bu -- Yi jia...
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by Wang, Qi, 1696-1774, complier.; Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942, bookplate.
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8 volumes in 1 case : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Medicine, Chinese., Medicine, Chinese -- Early works to 1800., Medicine, Chinese Traditional,...
[4], 240, [4], [12], 44 pages ; 15 cm
Topics: Culpeper, Nicholas, -- 1616-1654., Materia medica., Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.,...
1 volume : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Topics: Toft, Mary, -- 1703-1763., Obstetrics., Midwifery., Great Britain., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
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ii, 191 leaves, bound ; 24 cm
Topics: Avicenna, -- 980-1037., Medicine, Medieval -- Middle East., Medicine, Arab -- Manuscripts.,...
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by Hua, Shou, active 1360-1370, author
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3 volumes in 1 (56 leaves) : illustrations (16 full-page woodcuts) ; 26 cm
Topics: Acupuncture -- Early works to 1800., Acupuncture points -- Early works to 1800., Medicine, Chinese...
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by Provincial Hospital Associations broader affiliated body.; Ontario Hospital Association, hierarchial subordinate.; Alberta Hospital Association, hierarchial subordinate.; British Columbia Hospital Association, hierarchial subordinate.
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volumes
Topics: Hospitals -- Periodicals., Hospitals -- Canada -- Periodicals., Nursing -- Periodicals.,...
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by Osler Library. Manuscript. Persian 7785/18.
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56 leaves ; 23 x 13 cm
Topics: Islam -- Medicine., Herbs -- Therapeutic use., Manuscripts, Persian -- Québec (Province) --...
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by Gass, Clare, 1887-1968, author
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7.8 cm textual records (1 volume).
Topics: Gass, Clare, -- 1887-1968 -- Diairies., Gass, Clare, -- 1887-1968., Nurses -- Canada -- Diairies.,...
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by Yu, Zhen, active 1778, compiler
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10 volumes ; 20 cm
Topics: Medicine, Chinese., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Medicine, Chinese, Zi bu -- Yi jia...
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v. illus. 24 cm.
Topics: Physicians -- North America -- Directories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Physicians
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by Yu, Zhen, active 1778, compiler
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10 volumes ; 20 cm
Topics: Medicine, Chinese., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Medicine, Chinese, Zi bu -- Yi jia...
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by Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, 1486?-1535
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[12], CCCLVIII [i.e. CCCLXII] pages : illustrations, portrait ; 30 cm (fol. in sixes)
Topics: Alchemy -- Early works to 1800., Alchemy., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Osler - Osler...
[16], 240 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill., diagrams (woodcuts) ; 30 cm. (fol.)
Topics: Magnetism -- Early works to 1800., Magnetic Phenomena., Geographic Mapping., McGill University...
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by Celsus, Aulus Cornelius
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xi, 240 leaves, bound : parchment
Topics: Medicine, Greek and Roman., Medicine, Greece, Rome., Manuscript, McGill University Library...
14 pages
Topics: Boursier, Louise Bourgeois, -- approximately 1563-1636., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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by al-Khujandī, Fakhr al-Dīn Muḥammad, author
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142 unnumbered pages ; 21 x 14 cm
Topics: Avicenna, -- 980-1037. -- Qānūn., Medicine -- Arab., Medicine -- Early works to 1800.,...
McGill University Library
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60 pages.
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Osler - Robertson Collection
[36] pages, 60 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 44 cm
Topics: Anatomy, Pathological -- Atlases., Pathology., Anatomy., Atlas., McGill University Library...
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51 pages.
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Osler - Robertson Collection
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by Basc, Adolphe Basile
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45 pages.
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, DI2018-1174
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by Rāzī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Zakarīyā, 865?-925? author
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32 unnumbered pages ; 19 x 13 cm
Topics: Medicine, Arab -- Manuscripts., Medicine, Medieval., Medicine, Arab., Islam -- Medicine., Herbs --...