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Islam had specialist medicine in Dark Ages

Islam had specialist medicine in Dark Ages
trefwoorden: middeleeuwen - Islam - artsen
Specialist medical research, free public health treatment and retirement homes for the aged were available in Baghdad and other parts of the Islamic world in AD950.
While Britons were still in the Dark Ages, Emilie Savage-Smith of the University of Oxford told the British Association science festival in Salford yesterday.
She told a special session on science and Islam that although there had been hospitals in Byzantium, an extensive system of teaching hospitals had first been introduced by Arab physicians in the early 10th century. In Islam, there was a moral imperative to treat the sick regardless of financial status.

Lees verder bij: The Guardian (11 september 2003)