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
The transmission of medical knowledge can be traced to some of the earliest writings in human history. Yet a...
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...
First page of Al-Qanun by Ibn Sina
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Ibn Sina, or Avicenna as he referred to in the West, was a well-known philosopher and physician from Islamic...
The Earliest Paediatric Surgical Atlas: Cerrahiye-i IlhaniyeLEARN MORE
The author of one of the earliest surgical books was Serafeddin Sabuncuoglu. In 1465, he wrote a surgical...