Tag: Pandemic

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Epidemics, Pandemics and Contagion

by Megan Bridgeland Published on: 8th January 2023

Infectious diseases have been the subject of much interest in the history of medicine. Significant concepts such as the development of germ and miasma theories have been widely studied and interpreted for diverse audiences. However,…

Video: AUB Beirut COVID-19 Briefings Ep 7 with George Saliba

by Media Desk Published on: 22nd December 2020

The American University of Beirut - Episode 7 of COVID-19 Briefings: Pandemic Lessons from Arabic-Islamic Science and History with Prof. George Saliba - May 27, 2020

Video: Plague and Contagion in the Premodern Muslim Mediterranean

by Media Desk Published on: 15th October 2020

This talk by Justin K Stearns reviews the diversity of views on contagion and plague within the context of Islamic law, Sufism, and medicine. What did scholars say about how one should respond to the…

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Plague and Contagion

by Justin K. Stearns Published on: 24th August 2020

Historians traditionally have divided the occurrence of the bubonic plague (Yersinia Pestis) into three pandemics that date roughly to 541–750, 1347–1722, and 1894–present.



by Ali Haydar Bayat Published on: 1st July 2020

Throughout history one of the greatest disasters humankind has seen are epidemics. In their most critical times, they have killed millions, causing people to migrate, paralyzing work forces, agriculture and stockbreeding decline, creating numerous negative…

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Keep your distance – health lessons from the history of pandemics

by Salim Al-Hassani - 1001 Book Chief Editor 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…


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

by Mukhtar Umar Bunza Published on: 23rd May 2017

This paper presented at the 7th International Congress of the International Society of the History of Islamic Medicine, and 4th Fez Congress on History of Medicine, jointly organized by the University of Muhamed Ben Abdallah,…