Ibn al-Nafis (1210–1288): The First Description of the Pulmonary Circulation

  title={Ibn al-Nafis (1210–1288): The First Description of the Pulmonary Circulation},
  author={Marios Loukas and R Lam and R. Shane Tubbs and Mohammadali M. Shoja and Nihal Apaydın},
  journal={The American Surgeon},
  pages={440 - 442}
Ibn al-Nafis (1210–1288) was an Arab physician who contributed much to the advancement of medical knowledge and science in the 13th century. He was involved in jurisprudence, politics, and anatomical studies as well. Although a prominent ophthalmologist by training, today he is most recognized for his discovery of the lesser or pulmonary circulation. His was the first work to contradict the accepted teachings of Galen, which had existed since the 2nd century AD. His description included the… 

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