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Curing Diseases and Effects both Apparent and Hidden


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This textual compilation of medicinal practices includes instructions for diagnoses and cures. The remedies described draw upon animal, plant, and mineral matter as well as prayers and Qur’anic verses. This page provides instructions for writing prayers to encase in amulets that would help the sick. A 2011 survey accounted for more than 100,000 such manuscripts preserved in no fewer than 408 private family libraries in Timbuktu and its surroundings.

Curing Diseases and Effects both Apparent and Hidden, Manuscript on paper, Timbuktu

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Mamma Haidara Memorial Library