Figure 1: Ibn al-Haytham (here Alhasen) sharing with Galileo the honour of holding up the title page of Hevelius' Selenographia, pub¬lished in 1647. Note the image of the brain on the plinth below Ibn al-Haytham. Image courtesy of the library of the Royal Society.
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It is well known nowadays that modern Scientific Revolution benefited indirectly from the theories, results...
Figure 1: Victor and Cheek in Kalila wa-Dimna. Manuscript dated circa 1200 CE, Syria. (Source).
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Figure 1: Imaginary portrait of al-Razi by a modern artist. (Source).
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Al-Razi (Rhazes) (born in 864 CE) wrote over 200 scientific treatises, many of which had a major impact on...
Figure 1: Illustration of treatment for "Mâl-I-Hulyâ" or cauterization for certain neurotic disorders. Reprinted with permission from the Fatih National Library, Istanbul.
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Figure 1-2:Geoffrey Roper presenting his lecture in the "1001 Inventions" conference. © FSTC 2010.
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Figure 1: Statue of Ibn Khaldun in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. (Image in the public domain).
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