Adab al-Tabib

  • Bashir Ahmed Zikria Columbia University
Keywords: Medical ethics, History of Medicine, Islamic Medicine, Islamic Medical Ethics

Abstract

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.

http:/dx.doi.org/10.5915/13-3-6541

Published
1981-07-01
Section
History of Medicine