Prof Rabie E Abdel-Halim
On History of Medicine
Welcome to this website containing the full text of history-of-medicine publications of Prof. Rabie E Abdel-Halim, Emeritus Professor of Urology and Kuwait Prize Laureate (2005 - History of Medicine).
Links to the full text publications are distributed on the above listed pages (some are included in more than one category).
List of Subdomains:
March 2015: In addition to the other pages in the main domain and subdomains of this website dealing with history of medicine, medical education and medical poetry, a seperate page on "Medical Humanities" is added for the author's articles on faith/science encounters and philosophy of medicine. To go directly to this page. please click here.
December 2014: Correction of a dead link on the "History of Medicine in General Page". For the corrected link for Pericardial Pathology 900 Years Ago: A study and translations from an Arabic medical textbook, please click here.
February 2014:'The Role of Ibn sina (Avicenna)'s Medical Poem on the Transmission of Medical Knowledge to Medieval Europe' a recently published article added to the "History of Medicine in General" page.
January 2014: "Al-Zahrawi's Millennium Anniversary Blog" a new blog added to this domain.
December 2013:‘The Spirit of Scientific Enquiry in the Early Islamic World’ a recently published article added to the "History of Medicine in General" page.
"It is the person who attains complete knowledge of the achievement of those who came before him who will be able to add original contributions to it.” Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakareyya Al-Razi (Rhazes, 865— 925 AD)
“It is essential for a person to read histories and to look into the biographies and events of nations. In that way he will be, as if he managed, in his short life span , to arrive at the time of the past nations and co-exist with them and know their good and bad doings.” Abdel-Latif Al-Baghdady (1162-1231 AD)
"We shall not be able to understand our science of to-day (I do not say to use it, but to understand it) if we do not succeed in penetrating its genesis and its evolution.” George Sarton, (1884-1956)
The beginning of the opening page of a manuscript of a book by Abu'l Hassan Ali Ibn Ridwan Al-Misri (998-1061 ِADِ) (“kitab al nafie fi kaifiaat taalim sinaat al tib”; The book of useful way of teaching medicine).
The prologue page of a manuscript of Kitab Al-Mansouri Fi Al-Tib written by Muhammad Ibn Zakareyya Al Razi (Rhazes, 854-925 AD)
Drawing of the cross section of the Brain and the Eyes made by the 13th century Khalifa ibn Abi Al Mahasin Al Halaby (from Aleppo) in his book Al Kafi Fi Al-Kuhl (The Book of Sufficient Knowledge in Ophthalmology)