TITLE

Islam's forgotten contributions to medical science

AUTHOR(S)
Hehmeyer, Ingrid; Khan, Aliya
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/8/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 10, p1467
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the contribution of Islam to medical science. In the 11th century Iraqi scientist Ibn al-Haytham developed a novel concept of human vision. Ibn al-Nafis readdressed the question of blood movement in the human body in the 13th century. In the 10th century Abu 'lQasim al-Zahrawi wrote a book that described surgical procedures and gave detailed illustrations of the necessary surgical instruments.
ACCESSION #
25160431

 

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