Figure 1: Portrait of Galen. Lithograph by Pierre Roche Vigneron. (Paris: Lithographie de Grégoire et Deneux, ca. 1865) (Source).
The Paracelsian Influence on Ottoman MedicineLEARN MORE
Galen's concept of medicine which dominated the medical world almost nearly for fifteen centuries began to...
Figure 1: Professor Charles Burnett interviewed by FSTC, with the logo of 1001 Inventions behind him, during The First International Conference on the History of Science among Muslims and Arabs at the University of Sharjah, UAE, in March 2008.
Mont Saint-Michel or Toledo: Greek or Arabic Sources for Medieval European Culture?LEARN MORE
In a recent book, Sylvain Gouguenheim has caused a furore in claiming that European culture owes nothing to...
Figure 1: Modern imaginary portrait of Al-Farabi (Source).
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Throughout the ages thinkers have raised the question of what the human being ought to learn in order to be...
Figure 1: Princes Mustafa and Mehmed, attended by a crowded procession, are driven in an ornate carriage to the Topkapi Palace to be circumcised. Surname-i Vehbi, Topkapi Palace Museum Library in Istanbul, Collection Ahmed III, MS 3593.
Circumcision Ceremonies at the Ottoman PalaceLEARN MORE
Circumcision is widely practiced in all Islamic countries. Festivities pertaining to circumcision vary...
Figure 1: Façade of the History of Medicine Museum.
The Medical History Museum of Istanbul University: Project, Challenges and Academic QuestionsLEARN MORE
This article is about the foundation of the Medical History Museum founded recently in Istanbul as part of...
Figure 1: Zal, the albino, on the simurg. Shahnamah Firdaws (Book of Kings of Firdaws, The Royal Asiatic society, MS. 239). © Nil Sari and Ulker Erke. Source: 38th International Congress on History of Medicine, Turkish Medical History Through Miniature Pictures Exhibition (Istanbul, 2002).
The Simurgh: A Symbol of Holistic Medicine in the Middle Eastern Culture in HistoryLEARN MORE
This article discusses the view that the simurgh, a mythological bird with supernatural characteristics, was...