Arabic Treatises on Environmental Pollution up to the End of the Thirteenth Century

  title={Arabic Treatises on Environmental Pollution up to the End of the Thirteenth Century},
  author={Lutfallah Gari},
  journal={Environment and History},
  • L. Gari
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • History
  • Environment and History
Ever since the earliest Arabic writings on medicine we meet treatises on widespread illnesses or crowd diseases, including epidemics. Some of those works discuss the causes and treatment; others deal with the treatment only. This paper is limited to the works that deal with environmental pollution as a cause of such illnesses. They cover subjects like air and water contamination, solid waste mishandling and environmental assessments of certain localities. The treatises reviewed are those… 

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