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Decorative calligraphic page header featuring orange Arabic script for Islamic Culture and Medicine

Islamic Culture and the Medical Arts

Credits for the Original Exhibition

The exhibition and brochure were made possible by the generous support of:

  • The League of Arab States
  • The U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce
  • The Arab-American Physicians of the Washington Area

Dr. Emilie Savage-Smith served as exhibit consultant and author of the accompanying brochure. Anne Whitaker of the History of Medicine Division played a major role in preparing the exhibition, in collaboration with Dr. Savage-Smith. Acting Director Philip M. Teigen, Ph.D. provided administrative support and organized the accompanying lecture program.

Joseph Fitzgerald (Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications) created the exhibit poster and brochure cover based upon a calligraphic design of Mohamed Zakariya, commissioned for this purpose. Bill Leonard (Lister Hill Center) produced the accompanying video on Islamic Calligraphy, featuring Mohamed Zakariya.

Credits for the Online Exhibition

The World Wide Web-based multimedia version of this exhibit was prepared by:

  • University of Oxford (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine)
    • Emilie Savage-Smith:
      • Revision and proofreading
  • History of Medicine Division
    • Anne Whitaker:
      • Proofreading; location and identification of visual material
    • Roxanne Beatty:
      • Scanning of slides and photographs
  • Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications:
    • R. P. C. Rodgers, M.D.:
      • Initiation, overall design, production, and supervision
    • Joseph Fitzgerald:
      • Provision of computer-readable versions of exhibit poster, Arabic script header used at the top of each section, and brochure text
    • Anna Harbourt, M.L.S.:
      • Proofreading
    • David Harding:
      • Scanning of slides and photographs, production work on the multimedia version of the Islamic calligraphy video
    • Bill Leonard:
      • Provision of a tape of the accompanying video presentation on Islamic calligraphy
    • George Thoma (and colleagues within the Communications Engineering Branch):
      • Provision of selected digitized images

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Last Reviewed: December 15, 2011