Ibn Jazlah and his 11th century accounts (Taqwim al-abdan fi tadbir al-insan) of disease of the brain and spinal cord: Historical vignette

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  • The 11th century was culturally and medicinally one of the most exciting periods in the history of Islam. Medicine of this day was influenced by the Greeks, Indians, Persians, Coptics, and Syriacs. One of the most prolific writers of this period was Ibn Jazlah, who resided in Baghdad in the district of Karkh. Ibn Jazlah made many important observations regarding diseases of the brain and spinal cord. These contributions and a review of the life and times of this early Muslim physician are presented.
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  • 16482645
  • Author List

  • Tubbs RS; Loukas M; Shoja MM; Ardalan M; Oakes WJ
  • Start Page

  • 314
  • End Page

  • 317
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 3