Originally published in 1986, this volume deals with the historical, philosophical and psychological concepts found in Islamic medical practices, and covers Islamic ideas on physiological, pathological, curative and preventative medicine. This was the first systematic study of Islamic medicine to be published in the English language and continues to have much relevance at a time when interest both in Islamic thought and in alternatives to conventional medicine is strong.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Historical background; Chapter 2 Philosophical conceptions of Islamic medicine; Chapter 3 The psychological foundations; Chapter 4 Physiological concepts; Chapter 5 Pathogenesis; Chapter 6 Diagnosis; Chapter 7 Preventative aspects; Chapter 8 Principles of treatment; Chapter 9 The future of Islamic medicine;
Muhammad Salim Khan