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This collection includes 35mm B&W (positive or negative) microfilms of some 500 manuscripts containing Greek medical texts, dated from the early 6th through the 17th century and later, and currently preserved in collections across the globe. Microforms are in two formats: reels (35mm) and jackets (4" x 6"). Color slides (24 x 36mm) of representations of plants in Greek manuscripts complement the microfilm collection, as does also the collection of facsimile editions. One microfilm reader is available for use.

A documentary file on each of these manuscripts is also available. Data come from a personal consultation of the manuscripts in loco and include such elements as watermarks and other components of the manuscripts that need to be identified by autoptic examination.

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