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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?
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Series:||Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care , #9|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|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.