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Epidemics

Throughout history one of the greatest disasters humankind has seen…

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Turkish Medical History of the Seljuk Era

The Great Seljuk state was part of the medieval Islamic…

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Music Therapy and Mental Health

Mental Health Care and Bimaristans in the Medical History of…

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Book Review: “Greco-Arab and Islamic Herbal Medicine: Traditional System, Ethics, Safety, Efficacy and Regulatory Issues”

Traditional Arab-Islamic* herbal medicine plays an increasingly influential role in…

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The Arab Roots of European Medicine

Wel knew he the olde Esculapius And Deyscorides and eek…

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The Islamic Roots of the Modern Hospital

"The hospital shall keep all patients, men and women, until…

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The Classification of Mental Diseases in the Ottoman Medical Manuscripts

The Ottomans provided great contributions towards the fields of psychiatry…

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The Islamic Roots of Modern Pharmacy

Along the road from sympathetic magic and shamanism to scientific…

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Keep your distance – health lessons from the history of pandemics

From a simple cold to a serious illness, humans have…

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Prophylactic Medicine

Arab physicians preferred the preservation of health to its restoration,…

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Ibn Sina and Sports

Ibn Sina advices people to partake in diets, bathing and…

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Anatomy

The art of medicine is long and it is necessary…

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Humoral Pathology

In Islamic medicine, the most pervasive explanatory theory was that…

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1001 Cures: Translation Movement

Translation is one of the most powerful drivers in the…

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1001 Cures – Introduction

Islamic civilisation developed a system of healthcare that, at its…

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Constantine the African and the Qayrawani doctors: Contribution of the ‘Phoenicians’ of North Africa to Latin Medicine in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

When a sixteenth-century medical writer referred to Phoenicians, alongside Arabs,…

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1001 Cures Book launch at The Royal Society in London during the British Science Week

To celebrate the launch of 1001 Cures; Contributions in Medicine…

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1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine and Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation

1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine and Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation…

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Arabic Medicinal Manuscripts of Pre-Colonial Northern Nigeria: A Descriptive List

West African Muslim scholars produced a number of Arabic works…

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Dental Care in Islamic Medical Science: Muhammad al-Aqkirmani (d. 1760) and his Risalah fi hukm al-Siwak

Most of the oldest Muslim treatises on Siwak remain in…

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Ibn al-Nafis, the Pulmonary Circulation, and The Islamic Golden Age

Ibn al-Nafis (1213-1288) was an Arab physician who made several…

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Avicenna’s Medical Thinking in Colonial Mexico

New Spain was a viceroyalty of Spain between 1521 and…

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Avicenna’s Medical Thinking in Colonial Mexico

New Spain was a viceroyalty of Spain between 1521 and…

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Muslims Contribution to the Study and Development of Medical Sciences in 19th Century Nigeria: A Preliminary Account

This paper presented at the 7th International Congress of the…

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Albucasis: A Landmark for Arabic and European Surgery

This article presents Abu'l-Qasim Khalaf ibn 'Abbas al-Zaharawi, Arabic أبو…

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A Culture Devoted to Healing

Muslim Contributions to the Medical Sciences A Tribute to Dr…

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Historiography of Science and Medicine: Balancing Scholarship with Public Engagement

In recent years, here at Fez and all over the…

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Medical Books on Healthy Living from Muslim Civilisation

If you think medical advice on healthy living - good…

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Ophthalmologists of the Medieval Islamic World

The main purpose of this monograph is to review some…

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Obesity: 1000 years ago

I enjoyed Richard Barnett's Historical Keywords piece on obesity (May…

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World Health Day 7th April: Muslim Heritage in Medicine

World Health Day is celebrated on 7th April each year…

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Ibn Sina’s The Canon of Medicine

The Sheikh al-Ra'is Sharaf al-Mulk Abu ‘Ali al-Husayn b. ‘Abd…

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Medicine and Health in Medieval Arabic Poetry: A Historical Review

This review of medieval Arabic medical poetry is based on…

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Medicine and Health in Medieval Arabic Poetry: An Historical Review

This review of medieval Arabic medical poetry is based on…

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Introducing Medical Humanities in the Medical Curriculum in Saudi Arabia: A Pedagogical Experiment

In a marked shift from the positivist philosophy that influenced…

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Professor Rabie E. Abdel-Halim’s Lectures

In 2012, FSTC members contributed to several activities by publishing…

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Ibn Zuhr and the Progress of Surgery

This study of the original Arabic edition of the book…

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Experimental Medicine 1000 Years Ago

Little is known about the state of experimentation in the…

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Lectures on Islamic Medicine at RCP, London

Lectures on Islamic Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians…

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Four Medieval Hospitals in Syria

The creation of hospitals as institutions for the care of…

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A Medical Classic: Al-Razi’s Treatise on Smallpox and Measles

Kitab fi Al Jadari wa Al Hasaba authored by the…

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Caesarean Section in Early Islamic Literature

Some medical historians of the last century mistakenly recorded that…

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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…

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Pioneer Physicians

During the classical Muslim civilisation, big scientific advances in medicine…

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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…

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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…

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Evolution of Attitudes Towards Human Experimentation in Ottoman Turkish Medicine

Attitudes and expectations towards medical knowledge and medical practice standards…

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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…

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Lady Montagu and the Introduction of Smallpox Inoculation to England

The English aristocrat and writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)…

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Botany, Herbals and Healing In Islamic Science and Medicine

The scholars of Islamic culture worked extensively in the combined…

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Anatomy of the Horse in the 15th Century

The famous image we find in an Arabic manuscript depicting…

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Anaesthesia 1000 Years Ago (I)

The following research article in a particular field of the…

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Anaesthesia 1000 Years Ago (II)

The following research article in a particular field of the…

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Paediatric Urology 1000 Years Ago

In this study, we present a brief commentary on four…

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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…

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The Missing Link in the History of Urology

With few exceptions, most of the current publications on history…

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The Medical Organization at the Ottoman Court

The Ottoman imperial Palace was quite different from Western palaces…

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Interview with Professor Nil Sari

Professor Nil Sari Akdeniz, the head of the History of…

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Women Dealing with Health during the Ottoman Reign

In the history of Islamic civilization, many hospitals were founded…

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The Paracelsian Influence on Ottoman Medicine

Galen's concept of medicine which dominated the medical world almost…

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Circumcision Ceremonies at the Ottoman Palace

Circumcision is widely practiced in all Islamic countries. Festivities pertaining…

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Medical Sciences in the Islamic Civilization

The medical sciences and related fields have enjoyed great peaks…

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The Medical History Museum of Istanbul University: Project, Challenges and Academic Questions

This article is about the foundation of the Medical History…

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The Simurgh: A Symbol of Holistic Medicine in the Middle Eastern Culture in History

This article discusses the view that the simurgh, a mythological…

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Food as Medicine in Muslim Civilization

The subject of food and diet was very essential in…

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Islam’s Forgotten Contributions to Medical Science

The transmission of medical knowledge can be traced to some…

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Highly Valued Virtues of Classical Ottoman Turkish Medical Ethics: A View From Past to Future

Virtues such as modesty, contentedness, fidelity and hopefulness expected from…

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Certain Aspects of Medical Instruction in Medieval Islam and its Influences on Europe

In this article, Professor Aydin Syili analyses the medical teaching…

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Health in the Ottoman Empire: A Collective Achievement in the History of Ottoman Medicine

This is a review of Health in the Ottomans (Osmanlilarda…

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Famous Figures of the Modern Turkish Medical School

To throw light on famous figures of the Turkish modern…

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Hindiba: A Drug for Cancer Treatment in Muslim Heritage

Hindiba is a plant of Middle Eastern lands. Its therapeutic…

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Scientific Transfer and Scholarship in Medieval Arabic Pharmacology

Arabic pharmacology, a branch of scientific literature dealing with the…

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Al-Razi on Smallpox and Measles

This article by Dr. Abdulnasser Kaadan shows that as early…

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Selected Gleanings from the History of Islamic Medicine

The medical Islamic tradition is one of the richest and…

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Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Practice in Muslim Heritage

Muslim medicine is characterised by a high level of experience…

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Suleymaniye Medical Madrasa

This article discusses the emergence and origins of institutional Ottoman…

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Ethical Aspects of Ottoman Surgical Practice

Information about the requirements and expectations of medical ethics regarding…

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The Modern Hospital in Medieval Islam

The hospital was one of the most developed institutions of…

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and the Introduction of Smallpox Vaccination to England

This short article describes Lady Montagu's efforts in introducing a…

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Bone Fractures in Ibn Sina’s Medicine

Ibn Sina, or Avicenna as he referred to in the…

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The Earliest Paediatric Surgical Atlas: Cerrahiye-i Ilhaniye

The author of one of the earliest surgical books was…

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Educating Ottoman Physicians

Medical doctors in the time of the Ottomans had various…

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The Scholars of Seville – Medicine

Seville was also a centre Medical expertise in Islamic civilisation.…

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Ibn Al-Nafis and Vinegar

A doctor does a short enquiry into an old treatment…

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Beauty, Hair and Body Care in the Canon of Ibn Sina

The seventh and last art mentioned in the fourth book…

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Al-Razi the Medical Scholar

Al-Razi was "a writer of rare and incredible productiveness as…

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Central Asian Contributions to the earlier phases of hospital building – Activity in Islam

Modern hospials finds its origin in Islamic civilisation replacing institutions…

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Turkish Contributions to Scientific Work in Islam

Turks have played an active part in the pursuit of…

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Science and Institutions within Ottoman Administration

The Ottomans conserved the fundamental features of Islamic civilisation in…

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Muslim Contribution to Cosmetics

Al-Zahrawi's medical encyclopaedia, used in Europe's Universities from the 12th-17th…

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The Book of Water (Kitab Al-Ma’a)

Kitab Al-Ma'a, a strange title for the first known Encyclopedia…

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The Beginning of the Islamic Hospitals

Possibly the earliest hospital in Islam was a mobile dispensary…

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The Al-Nuri Hospital

ln 1154 Nur-al-Din Zangi built a hospital in Damascus. It…

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The Marrakech Hospital

Built by Al-Mansur who rules Morocco and Spain until his…

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Urinary Stone Disease in Arabian Medicine

Urinary stone disease (urolithiasis) was discussed in great detail in…

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Pharmacology in the Making

Advances in Muslim chemistry led to the development of Muslim…

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Abu al-Qasim Al-Zahrawi the Great Surgeon

Abu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas Al-Zahrawi (936-1013 CE), also known…

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Eye Specialists in Islamic Cultures

"I invite you... to go back with me 1000 years…

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