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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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Anatomy of the Horse in the 15th Century
The famous image we find in an Arabic manuscript depicting the "al-faras al-mastuh" (a horse lying on its...
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Paediatric Urology 1000 Years Ago
In this study, we present a brief commentary on four books written by Muslim physicians and medical authors...
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Pericardial Pathology 900 Years Ago: A Study and Translations from an Arabic Medical Textbook
This is a study and translation of the section on pericarditis in Kitab al-taysir fi al-mudawat wa-'l-tadbir...
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The Missing Link in the History of Urology
With few exceptions, most of the current publications on history of urology still ignore the scientific and...
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Turkish Medical History of the Seljuk Era
The Great Seljuk state was part of the medieval Islamic civilization. Most of its scientific institutions and...
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The Medical Organization at the Ottoman Court
The Ottoman imperial Palace was quite different from Western palaces and courts, for it was not only the...
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