Adab al-Tabib

Bashir Ahmed Zikria


This is an excerpt from Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol 57, Part 3, 1967. "Medical Ethics of Medieval Islam with Special Reference to Al-Ruhawi's Practical Ethics of the Physician," translated by Martin Levey.

Ishaq ibn Ali al-Ruhawi lived around 1200 AD and was born in Ruha, a city in northwestern Iraq, today known as Urfa. His book Adab al-Tabib is a classic in the annals of medical ethics.



Medical ethics; History of Medicine; Islamic Medicine; Islamic Medical Ethics

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