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Caesarean Section in Early Islamic Literature
Some medical historians of the last century mistakenly recorded that Caesarean section was strictly forbidden amongst Muslims. This opinion has been repeatedly quoted without examining its...
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Figure 1: Anatomy of the human eye from the treatise on ophthalmology by Hunayn Ibn Ishaq (10th century). (Source).
Pioneer Physicians
During the classical Muslim civilisation, big scientific advances in medicine were made. Muslim doctors began...
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Figure 1: The authors of the article: Aliya Khan (left), Ingrid Hehmeyer (right).
Islam’s Forgotten Contributions to Medical Science
The transmission of medical knowledge can be traced to some of the earliest writings in human history. Yet a...
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Latinized Names of Muslim Scholars
This article includes the Latinized names of Muslim scholars.
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Figure 1. Opening of Al-Qanun fi 'l-tibb (Canon of Medicine) by Ibn Sina.
Selected Gleanings from the History of Islamic Medicine
The medical Islamic tradition is one of the richest and the most lasting components of the general history of...
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