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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: 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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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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First page of Al-Qanun by Ibn Sina
Bone Fractures in Ibn Sina's Medicine
Ibn Sina, or Avicenna as he referred to in the West, was a well-known philosopher and physician from Islamic...
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The Earliest Paediatric Surgical Atlas: Cerrahiye-i Ilhaniye
The author of one of the earliest surgical books was Serafeddin Sabuncuoglu. In 1465, he wrote a surgical...
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