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Unani medical book. A historical medical textbook on Unani medicine. Unani medicine is a form of herbalism used by Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. This book shows illustrations of the human skeletal system and is written in Arabic script. Under Islamic law dissection of the human body is not allowed and Unani doctors had to rely on the anatomical concepts developed by the Greek physician Galen. Photographed at Nizamia General Unani Hospital, Hyderabad, India.
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