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Health Sciences in Early Islam is a pioneering study of Islamic medicine that opens up new chapters of knowledge in the history of the healing sciences. This two volume work covers the development of Islamic medicine between the 6th and 12th centuries A.D. Transcending mere medical historiography, this publication offers a unique and authoritative account of the philosophy, history, methodology and practice of the Islamic health sciences.
This two-volume work provides an exceptional opportunity to scholars, researchers and students in such diverse areas as Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Affairs, History of Medicine and Biomedical Education. It offers unique insight into the history of Islamic medical education, Arab medical historiography, biographies of eminent physicians, pharmacology, surgery, surgical instrumentation, therapeutics and preventive medicine.
ABOUT SAMI K. HAMARNEH
Dr. Hamarneh was born on February 2, 1925 in Madaba, Jordan. He did his B.Sc. in Pharmacy in 1948 from Syria and his Masters in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Biochemistry in 1959. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He retired as Curator Emeritus from the Division of Medical Sciences at The Smithsonian Institution in 1979. Dr. Hamarneh subsequently set up the Institute for the History of Arabic Sciences in Aleppo, Syria and then worked with the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Yarmouk University in Jordan. In his extensive research to collect the papers in this book, Dr. Hamarneh pursued original Arabic manuscripts in libraries throughout the world during a period of nearly thirty years. He passed away in Washington, D.C. on December 3, 2010.