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Hindiba: A Drug for Cancer Treatment in Muslim Heritage
Hindiba is a plant of Middle Eastern lands. Its therapeutic value as a drug for the treatment of various diseases, including cancer. The following detailed study by Professor Nil Sari investigates...
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Figure 1. Dr. O. Kahl during his speech at 1001 Inventions Conference.
Scientific Transfer and Scholarship in Medieval Arabic Pharmacology
Arabic pharmacology, a branch of scientific literature dealing with the preparation and application of...
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Figure 1: An artistic impression of al-Bīrūnī (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Al-Biruni
Al-Biruni was one of the most learned of Muslim scholars and scientists. His interests were very wide as he...
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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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A smallpox vaccine commemoration stamp (Turkey: 1967)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and the Introduction of Smallpox Vaccination to England
This short article describes Lady Montagu's efforts in introducing a technique of vaccinating against...
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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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Muslim Contribution to Cosmetics
Al-Zahrawi's medical encyclopaedia, used in Europe's Universities from the 12th-17th century, discusses under...
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