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Contribution of Arabic Medicine and Pharmacy to the Development of Health Care Protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina - the Second Part

Medical Archives, 2017, Vol.71(6), pp.439-448 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Contribution of Arabic Medicine and Pharmacy to the Development of Health Care Protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina - the Second Part
  • Author: Masic, Izet
  • Found In: Medical Archives, 2017, Vol.71(6), pp.439-448 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Bosnia-Hercegovina ; Medicine ; Pharmacy ; Cultural Heritage ; Islam ; History of Medicine ; Medicine ; Pharmacy ; Arabic Medicine ; Attars
  • Language: English
  • Description: After the collapse of the Arab rule, the Arab territorial expanses and cultural heritage were taken over by the Turks. Although scientific progress in the Turkish period slowed down due to numerous unfavorable political-economic and other circumstances. Thanks to the Turks, Arabic culture and useful Islamic principles expanded to the territory of our homeland of Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). Significant role in the transfer of Arabic pharmaceutical knowledge was also attributed to the Sephardic Jews who, with their arrival, continued to perform their attar activities, which were largely based on Arab achievements. However, insufficiently elaborated, rich funds of oriental medical and pharmaceutical handwriting testify that Oriental science has nurtured in these areas as well, and that the Arabic component in a specific way was intertwined with other cultures and traditions of B&H. The Franciscan monasteries in Bosnia and Herzegovina have museums which contain important exhibits and libraries...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0350199X ; E-ISSN: 19865961 ; DOI: 10.5455/medarh.2017.71.439-448

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