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The practice of surgery in Islamic lands: myth and reality.

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This paper analyses evidence for the practice of surgery, as opposed to its theory, in the Islamic Middle East at the end of the first millennium. The inclusion in formal Arabic medical treatises of complex or invasive surgical procedures is compared with the lack of evidence for their actual performance, as well as with statements to the effect that such techniques were unknown at that time or should be avoided. Areas in which there is greater evidence of the practice of surgery-such as the ...

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10.1093/shm/13.2.307

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Oriental Studies
Role:
Author
Journal:
Social history of medicine : the journal of the Society for the Social History of Medicine / SSHM
Volume:
13
Issue:
2
Pages:
307-321
Publication date:
2000-08-05
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EISSN:
1477-4666
ISSN:
0951-631X
URN:
uuid:054f4029-8c91-42fa-8c39-b6dc2dcc44c5
Source identifiers:
67039
Local pid:
pubs:67039

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