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Islamic Culture and the Medical Arts

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`Ali ibn `Isa al-Kahhal, Memorandum Book of a Tenth-Century Oculistfor the Use of Modern Ophthalmologists, trans. by Casey A. Wood. Chicago: Northwestern University Press, 1936; reprinted, Birmingham, AL: The Classics of Ophthalmology Library, 1985.

Atil, Esin. Art of the Arab World. Washington, D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art, 1975.

Behrens-Abouseif, Doris. "The Image of the Physician in Arab Biographies of the post-classical Age," Der Islam, vol. 66, 1989, pp. 331-343.

Brandenburg, D. Islamic Miniature Painting in Medical Manuscripts. Basel, Switzerland: Editiones `Roche', 1982.

Browne, Edward Granville. Arabian Medicine. London: Cambridge University Press, 1921; reprinted Westport, CT: Hyperion Press, 1983.

Burnett, Charles and Danielle Jacquart, eds. Constantine the African and `Ali ibn al-`Abbas al-Magusi: The `Pantegni' and Related Works (Studies in Ancient Medicine, 10). Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1994.

Conrad, Lawrence J. "The Social Structure of Medicine in Medieval Islam," Bulletin of the Society for the Social History of Medicine, vol. 37, 1985, pp. 11-15.

Dols, Michael W. The Black Death in the Middle East. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977.

Dols, Michael W. and Adil S. Gamal. Medieval Islamic Medicine: Ibn Ridwan's Treatise `On the Prevention of Bodily Ills in Egypt'. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.

Dols, Michael W. "The Origins of the Islamic Hospital: Myth and Reality," Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. 62, 1987, pp. 367-390.

Dols, Michael W. Majnun: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society, ed. by Diana E. Immisch. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1992.

Elgood, Cyril. A Medical History of Persia and the Eastern Caliphate from the Earliest Times to the Year A.D. 1932. London: Cambridge University Press, 1951; reprinted, with additions and corrections by G. van Heusden, Amsterdam: APA-Philo Press, 1979.

Elgood, Cyril. Safavid Medical Practice, or The Practice of Medicine, Surgery, and Gynaecology in Persia between 1500 A.D. and 1750 A.D. London: Luzac & Co., 1970.

Estes, J. Worth and LaVerne Kuhnke, "French Observations of Disease and Drug Use in Late Eighteenth-Century Cairo," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, vol. 39, 1984, pp. 121-152.

Haddad, Sami I. History of Arab Medicine. Beirut, Lebanon: Oriental Hospital, 1975.

Hamarneh, Sami Khalaf. Health Sciences in Early Islam: Collected Papers. ed. by Munawar A. Anees, 2 vols., Blanco, TX: Zahra Publications, 1983-4.

Huff, Toby E. The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China, and the West. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Hunayn ibn Ishaq, The Book of the Ten Treatises on the Eye Ascribed to Hunain ibn Ishaq (809-977 A.D.). The Earliest Existing Systematic Textbook on Ophthalmology, trans. and ed. by Max Meyerhof. Cairo: Government Press, 1928.

Ibn Sina. The General Principles of Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, trans. by Mazhar H. Shah. Karachi, Pakistan: Naveed Clinic, 1966.

Ibn Sina. Avicenna's Tract on Cardiac Drugs and Essays on Arab Cardiotherapy, ed. by Hakeem Abdul Hameed. Karachi, Pakistan: Hamdard Foundation Press, 1983.

Islamic Medical Wisdom: The Tibb al-A'imma, trans. by Batool Ispahany, translation ed. by Andrew J. Newman. London: The Muhammadi Trust, 1991.

Jadon, Samira. "The Physicians of Syria During the Reign of Salah al-Din 570-589 A.H./1174-1193 a.d.," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, vol. 25, 1970, pp. 323-340.

Kuhnke, LaVerne. Lives at Risk: Public Health in Nineteenth-Century Egypt. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

Leiser, Gary. "Medical Education in Islamic Lands from the Seventh to the Fourteenth Century," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, vol. 38, 1983, pp. 48-75.

Leiser, Gary and Michael Dols. "Evliya Chelebi's Description of Medicine in Seventeenth-Century Egypt," Sudhoffs Archiv, vol. 71, 1987, pp. 197-216, and vol. 73, 1988, pp. 49-68.

Leslie, Charles, ed. Asian Medical Systems: A Comparative Study. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.

Levey, Martin. Early Arabic Pharmacology: An Introduction Based on Ancient and Medieval Sources. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1973.

Meyerhof, Max. Studies in Medieval Arabic Medicine: Theory and Practice, ed. by Penelope Johnstone. London: Variorum Reprints, 1984.

Murphey, Rhoads. "Ottoman Medicine and Transculturalism from the Sixteenth Through the Eighteenth Century," Bulletin of the History of Medicine, vol. 66, 1992, pp. 376-403.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Science and Civilization in Islam. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1968.

Plessner, Martin. "The Natural Sciences and Medicine" in: The Legacy of Islam, second edition, ed. by J. Schacht and C. E. Bosworth. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, pp. 425-460.

Rahman, Fazlur. Health and Medicine in the Islamic Tradition: Change and Identity. New York: Crossroad, 1987.

Al-Razi (Rhazes). A Treatise on the Smallpox and Measles by Abu Becr Mohammed ibn Zacariya ar-Razi (Commonly called Rhazes), Translated From the Original Arabic, trans. by W. A. Greenhill. London: Sydenham Society, 1847.

Rosenthal, Franz. Science and Medicine in Islam: A Collection of Essays. London: Variorum Reprints, 1990.

Sadek, M. M. The Arabic Materia Medica of Dioscorides. St. Jean-Chrystosome, Qubec: Les Editions du Sphinx, 1983.

Said, H. M. Traditional Greco-Arab and Modern Western Medicine: Conflict or Symbiosis. Karachi, Pakistan: Hamdard Foundation, 1979.

Savage-Smith, Emilie. "Ibn al-Nafis's Perfected Book on Ophthalmology and His Treatment of Trachoma and Its Sequelae," Journal for the History of Arabic Science, vol. 4, 1980, pp. 147-206.

Savage-Smith, Emilie. "Islamic Science and Medicine" in: Information Sources in the History of Science and Medicine, ed. by P. Corsi and P. Weindling. London: Butterworth, 1983, pp. 436-455.

Savage-Smith, Emilie. "Drug Therapy of Eye Diseases in Seventeenth-Century Islamic Medicine: The Influence of the `New Chemistry' of the Paracelsians," Pharmacy in History, vol. 29, 1987, pp. 3-28.

Savage-Smith, Emilie. "John Channing: Eighteenth-Century Apothecary and Arabist," Pharmacy in History, vol. 30, 1988, pp. 63-80.

Siraisi, Nancy G. Avicenna in Renaissance Italy: The Canon and Medical Teaching in Italian Universities After 1500. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.

Sonbol, Amira el Azhary. The Creation of a Medical Profession in Egypt, 1800-1922. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1991.

Ullmann, Manfred. Islamic Medicine. (Islamic Surveys 11). Edinburgh: Edinburgh Unversity Press, 1978.

Wafai, M. Zafer, ed. The Arabian Ophthalmologists, Compiled from Original Texts by J. Hirschberg, J. Lippert and E. Mittwoch, Translated into English by Frederick C. Blodi, Wilfried J. Rademaker, Gisela Rademaker, and Kenneth F. Wildman. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, 1993.

Young, M.J.L. and J.D. Latham and R. B. Sergeant., eds. Religion, Learning and Science in the `Abbasid Period. (The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

al-Zahrawi. Albucasis on Surgery and Instruments. A definitive edition of the Arabic text with English translation and commentary, trans. and ed. by M. S. Spink and G. L. Lewis. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973.

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