Fresh eyes on ancient Malay medical knowledge

Fresh eyes on ancient Malay medical knowledge. [Newspaper] (2018)


There’s a wealth of medical knowledge in old Malay manuscripts, if we learn to decipher them, writes Aznim Ruhana Md Yusup. The lack of study on written manuscripts from the Malay Archipelago has led some of us to believe that the ancestral people of this region had either very limited knowledge and/or they weren’t literate enough to put things into written text. This isn’t true and there are plenty of records and manuscripts. These aren’t limited to subjects like royal genealogy, literature or religious matters but also on healing, disease prevention and medical treatment. And many of these texts have survived the ravages of time and colonisation.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: Malay manuscripts, Malay archipelago, Medical manuscripts
Taxonomy: By Subject > Information Management > Record Management
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Information Management
Depositing User: Muhammad Azrul Ayob
Date Deposited: 26 May 2022 09:16
Last Modified: 26 May 2022 09:16
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