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The John Rylands Research Institute

Lost medical history pieced together

2 June 2015

The recovery of lost text originally part of an ancient manuscript on drugs has been featured in The New York Times.

It is thought the text may provide new insights into the roots of medicine.

The newspaper interviewed Dr Grigory Kessel, who worked alongside Professor Peter E Pormann, Professor William Sellers and Dr Siam Bhayro on our AHRC-funded project, The Syriac Galen Palimpsest: Galen's On Simple Drugs and the Recovery of Lost Texts through Sophisticated Imaging Techniques.

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