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A Medical History of Persia and the Eastern Caliphate


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Preface; 1. From the earliest times to the death of Alexander; 2. From the death of Alexander to the foundation of Islam; 3. From the foundation of Islam to the death of the Caliph Harun-ul-Rashid; 4. From the accession of al-Amin to the caliphate to the extinction of the Qurra family; 5. The place of ophthalmology in Arabian medicine; 6. The rise of the Buwayhid family; 7. Avicenna and Rhazes; 8. The Seljuqs and the last of the caliphs; 9. Arabian medicine in theory; 10. Arabian medicine in practice; 11. The Mongol domination; 12. The empire of Tamerlane; 13. The Safavids; 14. The East India Company in Persia; 15. The early Qajars; 16. The mission of Sir John McNeill; 17. The introduction of western medicine; 18. The Sanitary Council and the Quarantine Service; 19. The nationalization of the medical services; 20. Arabic research and medicine; Index.

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