Skip to Content

Coronavirus information for Feinberg.

Download the full-sized image of Photograph of the Dr. Casey Wood display
Download the file

Actions

Download Analytics Citations

Launch Preview

Export to: EndNote

Collections

This file is not currently in any collections.

Photograph of the Dr. Casey Wood display Open Access (recommended)

This display includes Sinhalese olas donated to the Galter Health Sciences Library (formerly the Archibald Church Medical Library) by Dr. Wood and currently housed in the Library's Special Collections. It also includes includes articles, books and journals written by Dr. Woods. | [Photo by James Brucker is from a 2005 Galter Library display prepared by Special Collections Librarian, Ron Sims, showcasing the olas and various other items donated by Dr. Wood.] PHOTO Credit line should read: "Courtesy of the Galter Health Sciences Library Special Collections, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill."

Descriptions

Resource type(s)
Photographs
Keyword
Sinhalese Ola
Special collections
Rare books
Ophthalmology
Rights
Attribution 3.0 United States

Creator
Brucker, James B
Abstract
The collection of olas deals with many medical topics including the treatment of eye and skin diseases, and are written in Sanskrit, Pali, and Sinhalese. The texts, incised on palm leaves, were written by both practitioners and students of medicine between 1400 and 1770 CE. Though their original bindings did not survive, they are secured by modern painted wood covers modeled on the old design and crafted by Sinhalese artisans.
Publisher
DigitalHub. Galter Health Sciences Library
Subject: MESH
Ophthalmology
Medicine, Traditional
Subject: Name
Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942
Page number
2
DOI
10.18131/G3K01G
ARK
ark:/c8131/g3k01g

File Details

File Properties
Mime type: image/jpeg
File size: 4583.6 kB