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Copy of The Atlas of Tibetan Medicine

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Copy of The Atlas of Tibetan Medicine

The atlas is one of only three copies of the 17th century Tibetan original in existence—the other two copies are kept in the ancient Tibetan capital Lhasa and not available for exhibition. The exclusive full copy of "Atlas of Tibetan medicine" you can see in The Khangalov Museum of History of Buryatia. The Atlas consists of 76 sheets in the style of thangkas, painted with mineral pigments on linen canvas, and contains some 10,000 drawings depicting aspects of Tibetan medicine—theory, the basics of clinical medicine, treatment methods, practitioner ethics, the training of doctors, and so on. The work began and was completed simultaneously with "Vaidurya-onbo" (1687-1688) in the medical monastery Sertog-manba in Eastern Tibet. There are several versions of the events surrounding how the copy of The Atlas of Tibetan Medicine was brought to Buryatia. One of them connected with the Buryat lama and physician Sherab Sunueyv (1860–1930), who studied medical sciences at Serktog Manba Datshan.