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Humoral Pathology

In Islamic medicine, the most pervasive explanatory theory was that of...

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1001 Cures: Translation Movement

Translation is one of the most powerful drivers in the development of ...

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1001 Cures – Introduction

Islamic civilisation developed a system of healthcare that, at its apo...

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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, along...

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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 & Hea...

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1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine and Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation

1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine and Healthcare from Muslim Civil...

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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 relatin...

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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 a manuscript fo...

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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 import...

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Avicenna’s Medical Thinking in Colonial Mexico

New Spain was a viceroyalty of Spain between 1521 and 1821. In these t...

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Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage Symposium

“Science and Engineering in the Islamic Heritage”, a Symposium org...

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Avicenna’s Medical Thinking in Colonial Mexico

New Spain was a viceroyalty of Spain between 1521 and 1821. In these t...

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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 Internat...

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Albucasis: A Landmark for Arabic and European Surgery

This article presents Abu'l-Qasim Khalaf ibn 'Abbas al-Zaharawi, Arabi...

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A Culture Devoted to Healing

Muslim Contributions to the Medical Sciences A Tribute to Dr Rabie E. ...

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Historiography of Science and Medicine: Balancing Scholarship with Public Engagement

In recent years, here at Fez and all over the world, distinguished sch...

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Medical Books on Healthy Living from Muslim Civilisation

If you think medical advice on healthy living - good nutrients, exerci...

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Ophthalmologists of the Medieval Islamic World

The main purpose of this monograph is to review some of the contributi...

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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 to mark the anni...

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Medicine and Health in Medieval Arabic Poetry: An Historical ReviewRabie El-Said Abdel-Halim

This review of medieval Arabic medical poetry is based on our study of...

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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...

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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 medic...

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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 Al-Taysir fi ‘...

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Experimental Medicine 1000 Years Ago

Little is known about the state of experimentation in the field of med...

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Lectures on Islamic Medicine at RCP, London

Lectures on Islamic Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) ...

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Four Medieval Hospitals in Syria

The creation of hospitals as institutions for the care of sick people ...

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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 Muslim physician Abu B...

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Caesarean Section in Early Islamic Literature

Some medical historians of the last century mistakenly recorded that C...

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The Influence of Ibn al-Haytham on Kamal al-Din al-Farisi

This is a very short note summarizing the lecture presented by Dr Sair...

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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 Mu...

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Pioneer Physicians

During the classical Muslim civilisation, big scientific advances in m...

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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 auth...

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Evolution of Attitudes Towards Human Experimentation in Ottoman Turkish Medicine

Attitudes and expectations towards medical knowledge and medical pract...

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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 fie...

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Anatomy of the Horse in the 15th Century

The famous image we find in an Arabic manuscript depicting the "al-far...

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Anaesthesia 1000 Years Ago (I)

The following research article in a particular field of the history of...

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Anaesthesia 1000 Years Ago (II)

The following research article in a particular field of the history of...

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Paediatric Urology 1000 Years Ago

In this study, we present a brief commentary on four books written by ...

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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 Kita...

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The Missing Link in the History of Urology

With few exceptions, most of the current publications on history of ur...

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Turkish Medical History of the Seljuk Era

The Great Seljuk state was part of the medieval Islamic civilization. ...

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The Medical Organization at the Ottoman Court

The Ottoman imperial Palace was quite different from Western palaces a...

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Interview with Professor Nil Sari

Professor Nil Sari Akdeniz, the head of the History of Medicine and Et...

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Women Dealing with Health during the Ottoman Reign

In the history of Islamic civilization, many hospitals were founded by...

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The Paracelsian Influence on Ottoman Medicine

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

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Circumcision Ceremonies at the Ottoman Palace

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

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Medical Sciences in the Islamic Civilization

The medical sciences and related fields have enjoyed great peaks in ac...

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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 Museum fou...

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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 bird ...

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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 expec...

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The Invention of Spectacles between the East and the West

The following article by the expert scholar Lutfallah Gari surveys the...

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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 i...

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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 Saglik), a tw...

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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...

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Scientific Transfer and Scholarship in Medieval Arabic Pharmacology

Arabic pharmacology, a branch of scientific literature dealing with th...

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Al-Razi on Smallpox and Measles

This article by Dr. Abdulnasser Kaadan shows that as early as the 9th ...

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Selected Gleanings from the History of Islamic Medicine

The medical Islamic tradition is one of the richest and the most lasti...

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Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Practice in Muslim Heritage

Muslim medicine is characterised by a high level of experience and cri...

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Suleymaniye Medical Madrasa

This article discusses the emergence and origins of institutional Otto...

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Ethical Aspects of Ottoman Surgical Practice

Information about the requirements and expectations of medical ethics ...

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The Modern Hospital in Medieval Islam

The hospital was one of the most developed institutions of medieval Is...

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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 t...

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Bone Fractures in Ibn Sina’s Medicine

Ibn Sina, or Avicenna as he referred to in the West, was a well-known ...

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The Earliest Paediatric Surgical Atlas: Cerrahiye-i Ilhaniye

The author of one of the earliest surgical books was Serafeddin Sabunc...

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Educating Ottoman Physicians

Medical doctors in the time of the Ottomans had various routes into pr...

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The Scholars of Seville – Medicine

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

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The Classification of Mental Diseases in the Ottoman Medical Manuscripts

The Ottomans provided great contributions towards the fields of psychi...

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Ibn Al-Nafis and Vinegar

A doctor does a short enquiry into an old treatment for ear infections...

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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 of the Canon of ...

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Al-Razi the Medical Scholar

Al-Razi was "a writer of rare and incredible productiveness as well 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 ins...

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Turkish Contributions to Scientific Work in Islam

Turks have played an active part in the pursuit of science and learnin...

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Science and Institutions within Ottoman Administration

The Ottomans conserved the fundamental features of Islamic civilisatio...

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Muslim Contribution to Cosmetics

Al-Zahrawi's medical encyclopaedia, used in Europe's Universities from...

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The Book of Water (Kitab Al-Ma’a)

Kitab Al-Ma'a, a strange title for the first known Encyclopedia of Med...

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The Beginning of the Islamic Hospitals

Possibly the earliest hospital in Islam was a mobile dispensary follow...

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The Al-Nuri Hospital

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

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The Marrakech Hospital

Built by Al-Mansur who rules Morocco and Spain until his death(1184-11...

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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 pharmaco...

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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 to consider the fascina...

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