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Medicine and Health in Medieval Arabic Poetry: An Historical Review
This review of medieval Arabic medical poetry is based on our study of the two major classical biographical encyclopedias: “Uyoon Al Anbaa Fi Tabaqaat Al Atibbaa” ("Essential Information on the...
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Lady Montagu and the Introduction of Smallpox Inoculation to England
The English aristocrat and writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) is today remembered particularly for her letters from Turkey, an early example of a secular work by a Western woman about the...
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Health in the Ottoman Empire: A Collective Achievement in the History of Ottoman Medicine
This is a review of Health in the Ottomans (Osmanlilarda Saglik), a two-volume book concerning Ottoman medical history. The book is a brilliant achievement aiming at the reconstruction of the main...
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The role of Ibn Sina (Avicenna)’s Medical Poem in the transmission of medical knowledge to medieval Europe
Were you aware that in the Medieval Islamic world, celebrated scientists such as Ibn Sina used to relay their...
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Introducing Medical Humanities in the Medical Curriculum in Saudi Arabia: A Pedagogical Experiment
In a marked shift from the positivist philosophy that influenced medical education for more than a century,...
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Figure 1: Anatomy of the human eye from the treatise on ophthalmology by Hunayn Ibn Ishaq (10th century). (Source).
Pioneer Physicians
During the classical Muslim civilisation, big scientific advances in medicine were made. Muslim doctors began...
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