Muslim Medicine

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Muslim Medicine

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  • 1. 
    Muslims made many advances in other sciences, but their greatest scientific achievements may have come in medicine. They studied Greek and Indian medicine, adding to this knowledge with discoveries of their own.As early as the 800s, Muslim doctors in Baghdad began to improve medicine. As they studied, Muslim doctors• created tests for doctors to pass before they could treat people,• made encyclopedias of drugs with descriptions of each drug’s effects,• wrote descriptions of diseases,• started the first pharmacy school to teachpeople how to make medicines.The first Muslim public hospital was built in Baghdad. In that hospital, a doctor named Ar-Razi discovered how to diagnose and treat the deadly disease smallpox. Another doctor, Ibn-Sina, who was known in the West as Avicenna (av-uh-SEN-uh), wrote a medical encyclopedia. This encyclopedia, which was translated into Latin and used throughout Europe until the 1600s, is one of the most famous books in the history of medicine.
  • 2. 
    Muslim doctors
    • A. 

      Built the first public hospital in Europe.

    • B. 

      Created tests for doctors to pass before they could treat people.

    • C. 

      Found the cure the ebola virus.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Muslim doctors created the first pharmacy school to teach people how to make medicines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The Muslim doctor Avicenna wrote a medical encyclopedia which was used throughout Europe until the 1600s.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False