Volume 2011, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


The development of efficient hospitals was an outstanding contribution of Islamic Medicine.

Islamic hospitals were sites of medical education from their establishment in the 900s CE. The most famous hospitals, including those in Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo, contained lecture rooms, pharmacies and libraries. As important as reading and mastering texts was to instruction in the Islamic tradition, many students received practical training in hospitals. Some even observed patients at the bedside.


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