Medicine

Medieval Islamic Medicine

One of the acknowledged contributions to late medieval western education was the tradition of Islamic medicine, both for its role in preserving earlier Greek medical knowledge and, as the authors of this book demonstrate, for innovative and creative advances in medical diagnosis, treatment, and patient care. Pormann and Savage-Smith provide an informative overview of the history of medicine in the Islamic world, from the Prophet’s sayings to the period of extensive contact with European colonialism. Their work supplements and updates the slim volume of Manfred Ullmann, to whom this book is dedicated, entitled Islamic Medicine (Edinburgh University Press: 1976). 

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