Medieval Islamic Medicine: Ibn Ridwan's Treatise

Medieval Islamic Medicine: Ibn Ridwan's Treatise "On the Prevention of Bodily Ills in Egypt"

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Overview

This book describes medieval Islamic medicine and to explore a specific medical text, On the Prevention of Bodily Ills in Egypt by 'Ali ibn Ridwan (A.D. 998 - 1068). It seeks to answer the following questions: What did it mean to be a doctor in medieval Islamic society? What was the nature of the medicine that physicians practiced? And what was the relationship between physician and patient?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520048362
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 04/26/1984
Series: Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care , #9
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michael W. Dols was Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Hayward. 

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