Diseases of the kidney in medieval Persia the--Hidayat of Al-Akawayni.

@article{Ardalan2007DiseasesOT,
  title={Diseases of the kidney in medieval Persia the--Hidayat of Al-Akawayni.},
  author={Mohammed Reza Ardalan and Mohammadali M Shoja and R. Shane Tubbs and G. Garabed Eknoyan},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={
          3413-21
        }
}
The centralization of socioeconomic resources following the rise of the Islamic empire in the 7th century nurtured an initial gathering and translation into Arabic of extant medical texts in Greek, Syriac, Hindu and Chinese. As Arabic became the lingua franca of scholarship, there followed a second period of assimilation, original observations, commentary and systematization of medical knowledge in Arabic texts, which became the basis of revival and learned medicine in the West in the 12th… CONTINUE READING
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