Female patients and practitioners in medieval Islam

  title={Female patients and practitioners in medieval Islam},
  author={Peter E. Pormann},
  journal={The Lancet},

Women: medicine, their kidneys, and nephrology.

  • G. Eknoyan
  • Medicine
    Advances in chronic kidney disease
  • 2013
This article recounts this progress and highlights how it affected the authors' knowledge of kidney disease in women and the enlarging role of women in the relatively new discipline of nephrology.

History of mental illness in Medieval Middle East

Arabic medicine has multiple influences and Greek heritage is the most important; Nestorian monks played an essential role in transmitting knowledge and mental disorders were considered as full-fledged diseases.

Decline and Decadence in Iraq and Syria after the Age of Avicenna?: 'Abd al-Laṭīf al-Baghdādī (1162-1231) between Myth and History

Book of the Two Pieces of Advice (Kitāb al Nasīḥatayn) challenges the idea that Islamic medicine declined after the twelfth century AD and offers some interesting insights into the social history of medicine.

The Medieval Islamic Hospital: Medicine, Religion, and Charity

This book discusses medical patronage in Mamluk Egypt and the construction of a Bimaristan, a house for king and slave': the patients of the bimaristan.

Women in Islamic Civilisation: Their Rights and Contributions

This paper provides a general survey of the contributions made by women to science, knowledge and welfare in Islamic civilisation. The paper determines that early Muslims approached Islam and science

Gender of Provider-Barrier to Immigrant Women's Obstetrical Care: A Narrative Review.

Mental health problems: journey from Baghdad to Europe

The aim is to show the strong scientific reasoning during the medieval era, in the Islamic world in particular, and how the complexities encountered by physicians centuries ago still haunt psychiatrists today.

Our Ancestors were Bedouin: Memory, Identity and Change: The Case of Holy Sites in Southern Jordan

This study concentrates on three concepts: memory, identity and change. study the concept of memory in the formation of communal identity. Individual experiences and emotions are given interpretation

Patient- and family-centered care in Qatar: A primary care perspective

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Qatar provide all the government health services of the country at this time and have sought to integrate PFCC into its systems, while preserving the traditional Qatari way of life.



Infants, Parents and Wet Nurses: Medieval Islamic Views on Breastfeeding and Their Social Implications

This volume examines early Islamic theories and practices of breastfeeding, their long-term social implications and their impact on the lives of women and children. In the light of the impediments to

Sex and Society in Islam: Birth Control Before the Nineteenth Century

In this study of birth control in the classical Islamic world, Basim Musallam demonstrates the wide range of evidence available to dispel many assumptions current today. Medieval Arabic discussions

Muslim Medical Ethics: From Theory to Practice

An interdisciplinary view of medical ethics in Muslim societies and of the impact of caring for Muslim patients in non-Muslim societies is produced, demonstrating that religiously based cultural norms often inform medical practice, and vice versa, in an ongoing discourse.

Medieval Islamic Medicine

This chapter discusses the emergence of Islamic Medicine and its role in practice, as well as some of the issues raised in Physicians and Society and afterlife biblography.

Speaking in God's Name: Islamic Law, Authority and Women

1. Induction 9 2. The authoritative 9 3. A Summary transition 86 4. The text and authority 96 5. The construction of the authoritarian 141 6. The anatomy of authoritarian discourses 170 7.