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Selected Arabic & Persian medical books & manuscripts now accessible online

Yale University Library's Information Technology group has made another digital collection accessible via the Blacklight interface in the Hydra/Fedora repository. The collection includes some unique Arabic and Persian medical materials, housed in the Medical Historical Library. Created by scholars from the past who adopted, translated and augmented Greek and Roman medical knowledge, this corpus of materials was transmitted to Western societies during the Renaissance. It was developed in the thirteenth century and used through the twentieth century. This selection was digitized thanks to support from the Arcadia Fund. Read about this and more in this month's issue of Library Digital Initiatives & Technology News: http://enews.library.yale.edu/digital/february2014.html