Interventional Physiology on the Stomach of a Live Lion: Ahmad ibn Abi al-Ash'ath (959 AD)

  • Farid S. Haddad Curator of the Sami I. Haddad Memorial Library, Paradise Valley, Arizona
Keywords: Medicine-Arabic, physiology

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/39-1-5259

By initiating one of the first experimental events in gastric physiology, the observation of the physiology of the stomach in a live lion in 959, Ahmad ibn Abi al-Ash'ath preceded William Beaumont  by almost 900 years. He should be given proper credit for his truly pioneering work.

Author Biography

Farid S. Haddad, Curator of the Sami I. Haddad Memorial Library, Paradise Valley, Arizona
Curator of the Sami I. Haddad Memorial Library, Paradise Valley, Arizona
Published
2007-02-01
Section
History of Medicine