Medieval Islamic Medicine: Ibn Ridwan's Treatise, "On the Prevention of Bodily Ills in Egypt"

TitleMedieval Islamic Medicine: Ibn Ridwan's Treatise, "On the Prevention of Bodily Ills in Egypt"
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1984
Authorsibn Riḍwān ‘A, Dols MW, Gamal AS
Series TitleComparative studies of health systems and medical care
PublisherUniversity of California Press
CityBerkeley
ISBN Number9780520048362
Abstract

Translated, with an introduction, by Michael W. Dols, Ph.D. 1971

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?