Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim

Prof. Rabie E. Abdel-Halim is an emeritus professor of urology and a medical historian. He is retired from the Department of Urology at King Saud University Medical College, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Urinary stone disease is his main urological research interest. His publications in this field include a book on Urolithiasis in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia: A clinical, biochemical and epidemiological study published in 1996 by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

Meanwhile, he was and is still carrying out several primary source studies in the history of medicine, aiming at a critical evaluation of the contributions of Islamic medieval scholars to the progress of science and medical knowledge. In 2005 the Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences awarded him the Kuwait Prize for his research activities and publications in that field. In May 2009 he was selected as an associate member of the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation, Manchester, UK.

Recently he was invited as a visiting professor to Al-Faisal University, Riyadh, where he authored and taught courses in the History of Islamic Science and Islamic Medical Ethics, in addition to designing a course in Arabic Medical Poetry for future programs in medical humanities.

Prof. Rabie E. Abdel-Halim is also a poet with several Arabic poetry publications. His website is www.rabieabdelhalim.com. A longer biography of him can be found at the following link in www.MuslimHeritage.com: http://muslimheritage.com/topics/default.cfm?ArticleID=1138

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From Ibn Sina's book (Source) In Europe during those dark ages, the great era of Greco-Roman medicine came to an end and no progress in medical science was made until the Renaissance.[2] However, during the same period in the East, coinciding with the spread of Islam, the study of...
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Note of the editor This article was originally published as: Professor Rabie E. Abdel-Halim, "Medicine and Health in Medieval Arabic Poetry: An Historical Review", International Journal of the History and Philosophy of Medicine, vol. 3, pp 1-7, 2013. © Biomedicine International, Inc. To visit...
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Note of the editor This article was originally published as: Professor Rabie E. Abdel-Halim, “The role of Ibn Sina (Avicenna)'s medical poem in the transmission of medical knowledge to medieval Europe”, Urology Annals, vol. 6, issue 1, pp 1-12, 2014. © Saudi Urological Association. To visit...
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Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi is considered one of the Muslim World’s greatest doctors who excelled in various fields of medicine, such as surgery, pharmacology, anatomy, and pediatrics. He had summed up his medical experience in his huge thirty chapters book Al-Tasrif Li-man ‘Ajaza ‘An al-Ta’alif...
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Table of contents 1. Anaesthesia and resuscitation in the medicine of Islamic era 1.1. Anaesthesia 1.1.1. Documentation of the use of AI-Murquid 1.1.2. Anaesthesia techniques 1.1.3. Anaesthesia personnel 1.1.4. Monitoring 1.2. Resuscitation 1.2.1. Resuscitation team 1.2.2. Nutrition 1.2...
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Table of contents 1. Narcotics in Greek and Roman medicine 2. Narcotics in The Middle Ages and Islamic era 3. Notes and references * * * Pain is a subjective experience which requires the presence of consciousness. Over the ages there has been a demand for methods of relief. In the...
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Rabie E Abdel-Halim* and Khaled M AlKattan** Note of the editor This article was previously published as: R. E. Abdel-Halim, K. M. AlKattan, "Introducing Medical Humanities in the Medical Curriculum in Saudi Arabia: A Pedagogical Experiment", Urol Ann 2012;4:73-79; available online here. We...
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Professor Rabie E. Abdel-Halim* Table of contents 1. Summary 2. Who was Ibn al-Nafis? 3. The Study Method 4. The art of writing a medical textbook 5. Critical appraisal of literature and reliance on observation and experimentation 6. Emphasis on the study of anatomy for...
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By Professor Rabie E. Abdel-Halim* Note of the editor This article was originally published as: Professor Rabie E. Abdel-Halim, "The Missing Link in the History of Urology: A Call for More Efforts to Bridge the Gap" in Urology Annals, January-June 2009, vol. 1, Issue 1-3, pp. 2-8. To visit...
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* Rabie E. Abdel-Halim and Salah R. Elfaqih Note of the editor This article was published as "Pericardial Pathology 900 Years Ago: A Study And Translations from an Arabic Medical Textbook" by Rabie E. Abdel-Halim and Salah R. Elfaqih in Saudi Medical Journal (Riyadh) 2007, Vol. 28 (3): pp 323...
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