Mansur ibn Ilyas

Mansur ibn Ilyas

From: Mansur ibn Ilyas: Tashrīḥ-i badan-i insān. تشريح بدن انسان. Manuscript, ca. 1450, U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Manṣūr ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf Ibn Ilyās ( منصور ابن محمد ابن احمد ابن يوسف ابن الياس) was a late 14th century Persian physician from Shiraz, Timurid Persia.

Mansur was from a family of scholars and physicians active for several generations in the city of Shiraz. He dedicated both of his major medical writings, a general medical encyclopaedia and a study of anatomy, to rulers of the Persian province of Fars.


  • Kifāyah-i Mujāhidīyah كفايه مجاهديه (MS P 28, item 4) (The Sufficient [book] for Mujahid)
  • Tashrīḥ-i badan-i insān تشريح بدن انسان (MS P 19) (The Anatomy of the Human Body, also known as "Mansur's Anatomy" Tashrīḥi Manṣūri)

See also


  • C.A. Storey, Persian Literature: A Bio-Bibliographical Survey. Volume II, Part 2: E.Medicine (London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1971)
  • Lutz Richter-Bernburg, Persian Medical Manuscripts at the University of California, Los Angeles: A Descriptive Catalogue, Humana Civilitas, vol. 4 (Malibu: Udena Publications, 1978).
  • Fateme Keshavarz, A Descriptive and Analytical Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1986), pp 123–129 and 340-342.
  • Gul Russell, "Ebn Elyas" in Encyclopædia Iranica, vol. 8,pp. 16–20 [1]
  • Andrew J. Newman, "Tashrīḥ-i Manṣūr-i: Human Anatomy between the Galen and Prophetical Medical Traditions" in La science dans le monde iranien à l'époque islamique, ed. by Z. Vesel, H. Beikbaghban, and B. Thierry de Crussol des Epesse (Tehran: Institut Français de Recherche en Iran, 1998), pp. 253–271.

External links

  • تشريح بدن انسانMansur ibn Ilyas: Tashrīḥ-i badan-i insān . Selected pages scanned from the original work. Historical Anatomies on the Web. US National Library of Medicine.