JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE
HISTORY OF ISLAMIC MEDICINE
Vol 4 No.8 October 2005
Abdul Latif ALNASIR
Ali ÇELİK, Ömür ELÇİOĞLU
Abdul Nasser KAADAN
Kathem K. AL-RUBIAY
It is our pleasure to publish October 2005 Issue of the Journal of International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (Journal of ISHIM). We know that Journal of ISHIM is an academic journal devoted to the History of Islamic Medicine and Ethics research and scholarship. Also, this issue like the earlier ones represents diversified studies in the History of Islamic Medicine and Medical Ethics which activate thinking and raise certain questions. So, it also tries to provide solutions to thorny and sensitive problems and the ensuing understanding helps in enlarging one’s perception and intellectual horizon.
This issue contains some scientific articles, in which, we can see and valuable original studies on History of Islamic Medicine and Medical Ethics. These articles are from wellknown scientists of many countries of the world. So, this journal helps to the development of researches on the History of Islamic Medicine and Medical Ethics. Papers of this issue are seen as two types: Review and Research. After 9 papers, news of some scientific meetings are present.
The first paper by Abdul Latif ALNASIR is on “Historical & Religious Perspectives in Dealing with AIDS”. The second paper by Ali CELIK and Omur ELCIOGLU is about “The Mission of Dâru’ş-Şifa (Hospitals) in Charter of Waqfs of Mehmed the Congueror II”. Another article by Nurdeen DEURASEH is on “Medical Care during the Middle Ages”. The fourth paper by Rosanna GORINI is on “Medical Poetry in the Arabic Tradition: A Glimpse”. The fifth article by Kathem K. AL-RUBIAY is about “Banu-Zuhr Family in Al-Andulus: Six Physicians and Two Women Doctors; Their Scholarship Status”. Another paper by Abdul Nasser KAADAN is about “Some of Arab and Muslim Physicians Achievements Attributed to Western Physicians”. The seventh paper by Plinio PRIORESCHI is on “Berengario da Capri: Renaissace Anatomist”. The eighth paper by Rosanna GORINI is on “The Process of Origin and Growth of the Islamic Medicine: The Role of the Translators. A Glimpse on the Figure of Hunayn bin Ishaq”. The last paper by Ibrahim SHAIKH is on “The Miracle of Divrigi: A Visit to Great Mosque and Darussifa in Divrigi Anatolia Turkey”.
Wishing October 2005 Issue of the Journal of ISHIM, to be beneficial to all readers and colleagues.
Editors in Chief
Dr. Aysegül Demirhan Erdemir
Dr. Abdul Nasser Kaadan