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Keep your distance – health lessons from the history of pandemics

by The Editorial Team Published on: 8th April 2020

From a simple cold to a serious illness, humans have always lived with the risk of catching diseases from one another. Pandemics affecting millions are fortunately rare, but the bubonic plague of the 14th century…

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Prophylactic Medicine

by Mahmoud Misry Published on: 13th March 2020

Arab physicians preferred the preservation of health to its restoration, arguing that to preserve something present is nobler than to seek something absent. A story reported in a thirteenth-century source illustrates that preserving health is…

Mahmoud Misry

by Mahmoud Misry Published on: 13th March 2020

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Anatomy

by Nahyan Fancy Published on: 15th January 2020

The art of medicine is long and it is necessary for its exponent, before he exercises it, to be trained in the science of anatomy/dissection (ʿilm al-tashrīḥ), as Galen has described it, so that he…

Nahyan Fancy

by Nahyan Fancy Published on: 13th January 2020

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1001 Cures Image Gallery

by Media Desk Published on: 17th December 2019

1001 Cures tells the fascinating story of how generations of physicians from different countries and creeds created a medical tradition admired by friend and foe. It influences the fates and fortunes of countless human beings,…

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Peter E. Pormann

by Peter E. Pormann Published on: 13th November 2019

Peter E. Pormann in Professor of Classics and Graeco-Arabic Studies at the University of Manchester. Recent publications include two special double issues The Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic ‘Aphorisms’ (Oriens, co-edited with Kamran I. Karimullah;…

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Humoral Pathology

by Pauline Koetschet Published on: 13th November 2019

In Islamic medicine, the most pervasive explanatory theory was that of humoral pathology. In this theory, the transformation of food into bodily substance results in four humours (ḫilṭ,ʾaḫlāṭ) : blood (dam), phlegm (balġam), yellow bile…

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by Pauline Koetschet Published on: 11th November 2019

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1001 Cures: Translation Movement

by Peter E. Pormann Published on: 27th September 2019

Translation is one of the most powerful drivers in the development of science and medicine. From the earliest periods of recorded history until today, translation has played a crucial role in propagating scientific knowledge.

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1001 Cures – Introduction

by Peter E. Pormann Published on: 12th October 2018

Islamic civilisation developed a system of healthcare that, at its apogée, was envied by both friend and foe. Therefore, medicine evolved into a highly complex and variegated discipline from the 7th to the 21st century…

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

by News Desk Published on: 30th April 2018

To celebrate the launch of 1001 Cures; Contributions in Medicine & Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation, Bettany Hughes, Prof. Peter Frankopan, Dr. Aarathi Prasadand Prof. Peter E. Pormann participated in a panel discussion were they discussed…

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1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine and Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation

by News Desk Published on: 22nd March 2018

1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine and Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation tells the fascinating story of how generations of physicians from different countries and creeds created a medical tradition admired by friend and foe...

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FSTC Launch of 1001 Cures Book

by The Editorial Team Published on: 9th March 2018

To mark the launch of 1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine & Healthcare From Muslim Civilisation new multi-author book with Foreword by Sir Magdi Yacoub, the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) in partnership with…

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FSTC Activity Report 2015

by FSTC Published on: 5th February 2016

Year 2015 has been a busy, challenging and a successful Year. FSTC wishes all our colleagues, supporters and readers a successful and prosperous Year 2016. This report provides information on the projects we have worked…