Lecture 10 - Lecture10:MedicineinBaghdad 16/10/201117:27:00

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Lecture 10: Medicine in Baghdad 16/10/2011 17:27:00 Lecture 10: Medicine in Baghdad I. Pre-Islamic Medicine: Magical healing- supernatural power Tibb= medicine, tabib= doctor You get ill because the spirit  jinn  caused it (Jinn- is like a genie).  Used cupping and hot irons- naturalistic ways of healing A lot of female healers; sick nurses, soothsayers, physicians II. Development of Islamic Medicine Universe ruled by benevolent god. God only causes disease with a cure People look for natural remedies that god sends  4 humors to understand the body  gets to be more rigid and simple  stay healthy through the  6 non-naturals : air exercise and rest sleep and waking food and drink repletion and excretion passions or emotions Herbal  Dioscorides - ancient Greek physician that was very interested in plants and  herbal remedies. He traveled around the world and collected plants to learn about them. 
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course HISTORY OF 140.105 taught by Professor Dr.fissell during the Fall '11 term at Johns Hopkins.

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Lecture 10 - Lecture10:MedicineinBaghdad 16/10/201117:27:00

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