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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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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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The Kayseri Hospital (Gevher Nesibe Sultan Shifahâna). Drawn by Suheyl Unver
Educating Ottoman Physicians
Medical doctors in the time of the Ottomans had various routes into professional life depending on their...
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Figure 1: Imaginary portrait of Al-Zahrawi. (Source)
Abu al-Qasim Al-Zahrawi the Great Surgeon
Abu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas Al-Zahrawi (936-1013 CE), also known in the West as Albucasis, was an...
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