Illustration of the parts of the body as a house

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Title

Illustration of the parts of the body as a house

Alternative Title

Ma'aseh Tobiyyah

Subject

Cohn, Tobias ben Moses, 1652-1729
Woodcuts (prints)
Anatomy

Description

Polish physician Tobias ben Moses Cohn knew nine languages and was court physician to five sultans in Adrianople. In 1724, he moved to Jerusalem. The Ma’aseh Tobiyyah [“Works of Tobias”] is an encyclopedia of theology, botany, astronomy, and medicine, and is remarkable for being the first work in Hebrew to mention the medicinal properties of tobacco. The illustration here compares the rooms and functions of a house with the organs of the human body.

Abstract

Woodcut showing the parts of the body as a house, from Tobias ben Moses Cohn's Ma'aseh Tobiyyah

Creator

Cohn, Tobias ben Moses, 1652-1729

Publisher

Ye’snits : Nidpas paʻam rishon be-Ṿinitsiʼah, ṿe-ʻatah nidpas paʻam shenit poh ḳ.ḳ. be-Yesnits ... Be-mitsṿat baʻal ha-madpis Yiśraʼel bar Avraham,

Date Created

1721

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Solomon M. Hyams Collection of the Boston Medical Library (1.Mmh.5)

Format

image

Extent

1 woodcut

Language

Hebrew

Type

still image

Provenance

Purchased for the Solomon M. Hyams Collection of the Boston Medical Library, 1934

Files

cohn_house.jpg

Citation

Cohn, Tobias ben Moses, 1652-1729, “Illustration of the parts of the body as a house,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed August 20, 2019, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/25.

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