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					Medicine in Islam’s “Golden
           Age”
   By Charlie Baker and Rachel
             Mitchell
                 Medicine
• Considered as a branch of both science and
  art, medicine focuses on maintaining body
  stability as well as the prevention, relief,
  and cure of disease.
• Muslims were interested in medicine
  because of its usefulness
• Muhammad stated that there was a cure for
  every illness, and understood that some
  illnesses were contagious
     Role in the Islamic Empire
• The Qu’ran instructed that the healthy take care of
  the sick. This lead the wealthy and powerful
  contributing money to the construction of local
  hospitals.
• Supported by the central government, advances in
  the field of medicine included the preservation of
  earlier texts. These texts authored by Greeks such
  as Galen and Hippocrates were used to teach
  doctors during their training.
• There was an emphasis on healing the sick
  through Islam.
     Influence on Other Cultures
• Influenced by and built on Greek medical texts
• In the Abbasid Era, Hospitals were built throughout
  Muslim Lands
• Muslims had a vast effect on Middle Age Europe in the
  medical field
• Richard the Lionhearted
   preferred Muslim physicians
     Medicinal Influence Today
• The medicinal knowledge obtained by the Muslims in the
  Umayyad and Abbasid eras affects today’s society because
  the Europeans were majorly influenced by the Islamic
  works. We were influenced by the Europeans, so we ended
  up getting some of the Islamic ideas.
• Islamic medicine provided the basis for many surgical
  procedures, surgical instruments, and basic knowledge that
  later doctors used to develop medicine into what it has
  become today.
                 Bibliography
• http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medicine
• http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/islamic_medical/islami
   c_12.html
• http://www.islamcity.com/Mosque/ihame/Ref4.htm
• http://www.sfusd.edu/schwww/sch618/Medicine/Medicine
   _and_Health.html
http://www.islam-usa.com/im4.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/islamic_medical/islamic_
   02.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/islamic_medical/islamic_
   12.html
http://www.islam-usa.com/im3.html

				
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