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

Farid S. Haddad



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.


Medicine-Arabic; physiology

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