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Evolution of Attitudes Towards Human Experimentation in Ottoman Turkish Medicine
Attitudes and expectations towards medical knowledge and medical practice standards influence and determine the position of health practitioners and the development of medicine. While describing the...
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Women Dealing with Health during the Ottoman Reign
In the history of Islamic civilization, many hospitals were founded by women, either as wives, daughters or mothers of sultans. All health personnel were male at these hospitals. In the Ottoman...
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Figure 1: An artistic impression of Al-Kindi (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Al-Kindi
Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Kindi was an early Arab scholar of the 9th century, one of the first great scientists that...
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Figure 1. Opening of Al-Qanun fi 'l-tibb (Canon of Medicine) by Ibn Sina.
Selected Gleanings from the History of Islamic Medicine
The medical Islamic tradition is one of the richest and the most lasting components of the general history of...
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The Kayseri Hospital (Gevher Nesibe Sultan Shifahâna). Drawn by Suheyl Unver
Educating Ottoman Physicians
Medical doctors in the time of the Ottomans had various routes into professional life depending on their...
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Ibn Al-Nafis and Vinegar
A doctor does a short enquiry into an old treatment for ear infections and discovers its presence in a...
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Al-Razi the Medical Scholar
Al-Razi was "a writer of rare and incredible productiveness as well as the greatest clinician of Islam." The...
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Figure 1: Map showing Merv at the heart of trade routes of the Islamic east and central Asia.
Merv: History, Science and Learning
Merv, was a major oasis-city in Central Asia, on the historical Silk Road, located near today's Mary in...
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