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Medieval Islamic Medicine

Ibn Ridwan's Treatise "On the Prevention of Bodily Ills in Egypt" (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care #9)

Michael W. Dols (Translated by), Adil S. Gamal (Editor)


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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?

University of California Press, 9780520048362, 268pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 1984

About the Author

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