Tag: Ibn-al-nafis

The Mystery of Hayy Ibn Yaqzan

by The Editorial Team Published on: 19th August 2020

In early 12th-century Muslim Spain, a gifted philosopher, mathematician, poet, and medical doctor was born. Ibn Tufayl, or Abu Bakr ibn Abd al-Malik ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Tufayl al-Qaysi, to give his full name,…

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

by John B. West Published on: 1st November 2017

Ibn al-Nafis (1213-1288) was an Arab physician who made several important contributions to the early knowledge of the pulmonary circulation. He was the first person to challenge the long-held contention of the Galen School that…

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Contributions of Ibn al-Nafis to the Progress of Medicine and Urology

by Rabie Abdel-Halim Published on: 12th June 2011

This primary-source study of four medical works of the 13th century Muslim scholar Ibn al-Nafis confirmed that his Kitab al-Mûjaz fi al-Tibb was authored as an independent book. It was meant as a handbook for…

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Pioneer Physicians

by David W. Tschanz Published on: 21st February 2011

During the classical Muslim civilisation, big scientific advances in medicine were made. Muslim doctors began by collecting all the medical observations and theories of their predecessors, especially Hippocrates and Galen, and built an original and…

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The Missing Link in the History of Urology

by Rabie Abdel-Halim Published on: 1st May 2009

With few exceptions, most of the current publications on history of urology still ignore the scientific and technological events of the more than a thousand years between the Greco-Roman times and the modern era. This…

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Ecology in Muslim Heritage: Treatises on Environmental Pollution up to the End of 13th Cen.

by Lutfallah Gari Published on: 30th April 2008

Several Arabic treatises dating from the 9th through the 13th century deal with environmental pollution. They cover subjects like air and water contamination, solid waste mishandling and environmental assessments of certain localities. The authors of…

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Ibn Al-Nafis and Vinegar

by Mohamed Hussein Benamer Published on: 17th June 2005

A doctor does a short enquiry into an old treatment for ear infections and discovers its presence in a medical manuscript by Ibn al-Nafis.