Figure 1: Anatomy of the human eye from the treatise on ophthalmology by Hunayn Ibn Ishaq (10th century). (Source).
Pioneer PhysiciansLEARN MORE
During the classical Muslim civilisation, big scientific advances in medicine were made. Muslim doctors began...
Figure 1: Illustration of treatment for "Mâl-I-Hulyâ" or cauterization for certain neurotic disorders. Reprinted with permission from the Fatih National Library, Istanbul.
The 15th Century Turkish Physician Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu Author of Cerrahiyetu ‘l-HaniyyeLEARN MORE
The Turkish physician Serafeddin Sabuncuoglu (1385–1470) is the author of a famous treatise of surgery,...
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: The authors of the article: Aliya Khan (left), Ingrid Hehmeyer (right).
Islam’s Forgotten Contributions to Medical ScienceLEARN MORE
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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 MedicineLEARN MORE
The medical Islamic tradition is one of the richest and the most lasting components of the general history of...
Figure 1. Application of the cauterization method to treat a sick man. Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu. Jarrahiyatu'l-Hâniya. Millet Library, Ali Emiri, Tib 79.
Ethical Aspects of Ottoman Surgical PracticeLEARN MORE
Information about the requirements and expectations of medical ethics regarding surgery during the Ottoman...