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History of Medicine


Eastern Europe

Mexico, Central and South America

South Asia



East Asia

Middle Eastern


  • Islamic Medical Manuscripts at the National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division. Here you can learn about Islamic medicine and science during the Middle Ages and the important role it played in the history of Europe.
  • Wellcome Arabic Manuscripts Online includes well-known medical texts by famous practitioners (such as Avicenna, Ibn al-Quff, and Ibn an-Nafis), lesser-known works by anonymous physicians and rare or unique copies, such as Averroes’ commentaries on Avicenna’s medical poetry
  • Religion Research Guide
  • Middle East Research Guide


North America

Western Europe

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