Tag: History-of-medicine

Association Al-Zahrawi (Albucasis) – A Father of Operative Plastic Surgery in Europe

by Sharif Kaf al-Ghazal Published on: 21st October 2021

Medicine has a great many "fathers" of the profession; Hippocrates in Ancient Greece, Sushruta in Ancient India, Hua Tuo in Ancient China, Guy de Chauliac and Ambroise Paré in France, Scotsman John Hunter. American William…

1001 Cures: Introduction to the History of Islamic Medicine

by Media Desk Published on: 8th July 2021

In this newly published book, Prof. Rabie E. Abdel-Halim focuses on one of the most creative periods in the history of medicine and healthcare, namely, that of Muslim civilization. He explores how Islam enhanced the…

The Great Physician Historian During the Golden Islamic Medical History – Ibn Abi Usaybi’aa

by Husain F. Nagamia Published on: 30th May 2021

Most Muslim physicians have heard (or should have heard) about famous Muslim physicians such as al-Razi, al-Majusi, Ibn Sina, Ibn al-Nafis, but few physicians have heard about Ibn Abi Usaybi’aa. Although not as famous as…

Muslim Female Physicians and Healthcare Providers in Islamic History

by Sharif Kaf al-Ghazal Published on: 26th May 2021

It is known that there is little information out there on the role of women in Islamic medical history. According to some, they have not played any significant part in the development of this field.…

Urinary Calculus Formation Theory and Treatments Described By Ahmed Çelebi in 15th Century Turkey

by Nil Sari Published on: 24th May 2021

Āhı̇̄ Aḥmed Çelebi, chief physician to three Ottoman sultans, provides detailed information about the formation and treatment of kidney and bladder stones in his work titled “Treatise On the Urinary Calculus in the Kidneys and…

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An Untold Story: The Important Contributions of Muslim Scholars for the Understanding of Human Anatomy

by Malak A. Alghamdi Published on: 5th June 2020

It is usually assumed that Galen is one of the fathers of anatomy and that between the Corpus Galenicum and the Renaissance there was no major advance in anatomical knowledge. However, it is also consensually…

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6th International Congress on History of Medicine in Muslim Heritage

by News Desk Published on: 2nd June 2018

The 6th International Congress on History of Medicine in Muslim Heritage will be held during 3-6 October at the University of Sidi Mohammed Benabdellah, Fez, Morocco.

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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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Interview with Professor Rabie E. Abdel-Halim

by Kaleem Hussain Published on: 19th June 2009

In this last interview that closes this series of Muslim Heritage Interviews, Professor Rabie El Said Abdel-Halim, eminent expert in urology, poet and well known historian of Islamic medicine, details his passions for medicine and…

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

by Nil Sari Published on: 7th February 2009

This article discusses the view that the simurgh, a mythological bird with supernatural characteristics, was also a symbol of miraculous life and treatment, as related in stories and miniature pictures. Such as view is described…

A Rare and Magnificent Manuscript on Ophthalmology (Al-Kafi fi al Kuhl)

by M. Zafer Wafai Published on: 27th September 1700

The book will be discussed in this article is Al-Kafi fi al Kuhl,The Sufficient in Ophthalmology, which was written byKhalifah Ibn Abi Al-Mahasin Al-Halabi (D 656AH=1256 CE). The first medical historian to mention this book…