Islamic Medicine

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    • Rhazes
      • Hung meat around Baghdad. Whichever rotted the slowest was the best place to build a hospital.
      • Identified differences between Smallpox and Measles.
      • Wrote 200 books about Hippocrates and his work. He also believed in observations.
    • Ibn Sina (Avicenna)
      • Wrote encyclopaedia of medicine called 'Canon of Medicine'
      • Listed properties of 760 different drugs
    • Ibn Al-Nafis
      • Identified that Galen was wrong about how the Heart worked
      • Suggested that blood circulated around the body
      • Not many people read his works in Europe and if they did, they didn't accept it.


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