The Medieval Islamic Hospital: Medicine, Religion, and Charity

  title={The Medieval Islamic Hospital: Medicine, Religion, and Charity},
  author={Ahmed Ragaa Abdel-Hameed Ragab},
  • A. Ragab
  • Published 14 October 2015
  • Medicine, History
Introduction Prologue: a tale of two bimaristans Part I. Building a Bimaristan: 1. From Jerusalem to Damascus: the monumental bimaristans of the Levant 2. Reclaiming the past: the (new) bimaristans of Egypt 3. 'The best of deeds': medical patronage in Mamluk Egypt Part II. Physicians and Patients: 4. Theory and practice: the reign of the bimaristan physicians 5. 'A house for king and slave': the patients of the bimaristan Conclusion Annex: who built the first Islamic hospital? 

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