Islamic Medicine (The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys v. 11)
By: Manfred Ullmann (author)Paperback
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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.
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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