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[Wellcome MS Sinhalese 79]

19th century

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19th century

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3.5 x 19.6 cm


Palm-leaf; ff. 146, i; mixed, traditional foliation; 3.5 x 19.6 cm; six lines, 17 cm long to a side; average sized hand; popular orthography; two wooden covers have been cut to fit into this MS; 19th-century copy.

Publications note

For full description see 'Catalogue of the Sinhalese manuscripts in the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine' / K.D. Somadasa. London : Wellcome Trust, 1996


I. ff 1-3. Kalāva pihitana vidhiya. Points of the body where 'kalāva' is found on a particular day. -- II. ff. 3a-7b. Nādi laksana sāstraya. Tamil text (copied in Sinhala script) with Sinhala paraphrase on nädi or pulse beat. -- III. ff 8a-33b. Sannipāta jvara cikitsā : Sanni lakunu dūtayā. On fevers and their treatment. -- IV. ff. 34a-124a. Sanni guli hā sarvānga veda potak. Pills for fevers, and other prescriptions. Text commences with verses, and later medical recipes only in prose. -- V. ff. 125a-l46b. Sanni guli vedakam. Pills etc. for fevers, in verse and prose.


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