Islamic Medicine

Islamic Medicine

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This highly readable survey describes the development of Islamic medicine and its influence on Western medical thought. It explains the main features of Islamic medicine: its system of human physiology; its ideas about the nature of disease; its rules for diet and the use of drugs; and its relationship with astrology and the occult.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 10.16mm | 204.12g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • illustrations, bibliography, index
  • 0748609075
  • 9780748609079

Table of contents

Medical conditions in pre-Islamic Arabia and in the Umayyad Period; the age of transition; survey of the history of Arabic medecine; physiology and anatomy; pathology; the transmissability of illnesses and the plague; dietetics and pharmaceutics; medecine and the occult.
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A concise and authoritative guide to this vast and complex subject. A concise and authoritative guide to this vast and complex subject.
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