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Medical Books on Healthy Living from Muslim Civilisation
If you think medical advice on healthy living - good nutrients, exercise and stress free existence is a modern medical practice, you might want to think again and join us to discover 5 medical books...
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Obesity: 1000 years ago
I enjoyed Richard Barnett's Historical Keywords piece on obesity (May 28, p 1843).[1] More clarification is needed regarding his statement that “obesity first appears in a medical context in Thomas...
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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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Four Medieval Hospitals in Syria
The creation of hospitals as institutions for the care of sick people was developed during the early Islamic era. Over time, hospitals were found in all Islamic towns. This article describes four of...
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Caesarean Section in Early Islamic Literature
Some medical historians of the last century mistakenly recorded that Caesarean section was strictly forbidden amongst Muslims. This opinion has been repeatedly quoted without examining its...
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Contributions of Ibn al-Nafis to the Progress of Medicine and Urology
This primary-source study of four medical works of the 13th century Muslim scholar Ibn al-Nafis confirmed that his Kitab al-Mûjaz fi al-Tibb was authored as an independent book. It was meant as a...
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Pioneer Physicians
During the classical Muslim civilisation, big scientific advances in medicine were made. Muslim doctors began...
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Insights into Neurologic Localization by Al-Razi (Rhazes), a Medieval Islamic Physician
Al-Razi (Rhazes) (born in 864 CE) wrote over 200 scientific treatises, many of which had a major impact on...
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The 15th Century Turkish Physician Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu Author of Cerrahiyetu ‘l-Haniyye
The Turkish physician Serafeddin Sabuncuoglu (1385–1470) is the author of a famous treatise of surgery,...
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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...
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The Origins of Islamic Science
In the following well documented article Dr Muhammad Abdul Jabbar Beg surveys the origins of Islamic science...
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Medicine in the Middle Ages: New Insights and a Call for Further Research
[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26...
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