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Dissection and Anatomy (Tashrīḥ)
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Dissection and Anatomy (Tashr ī ), a technical term in Islamic medicine which is used somewhat ambiguously to refer to both dissection and anatomy. In the fifth chapter (taʿlīm) of the first part (fann) of the first Book of Ibn Sīnā’s medical encyclopaedia al-Qānūn (‘The Canon’), entitled ‘Māhiyyat al-ʿuḍw wa aqsāmihi ’ (‘The Nature of the [Bodily] Members and their Parts’), tashrīrefers to the anatomy of the various body parts rather than thei…

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Younes Karamati, Stephen Hirtenstein and Translated by Farshid Kazemi, “Dissection and Anatomy (Tashrīḥ)”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_037154>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110

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