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The Animal Spirit Doctrine and the Origins of Neurophysiology$
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C.U.M. Smith, Eugenio Frixione, Stanley Finger, and William Clower

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199766499

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766499.001.0001

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The Islamic Ascendancy

The Islamic Ascendancy

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(p.59) Chapter 4 The Islamic Ascendancy
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The Animal Spirit Doctrine and the Origins of Neurophysiology
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C. U. M. Smith

Eugenio Frixione

Stanley Finger

William Clower

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766499.003.0004

This chapter studies the emergence of Islam, a civilization that found value in previous works and teachings on nature, medicine, and science. It shows that Arab physicians referred to the works of Aristotle and Galen to help improve their science and guide them through medical knowledge and practice. This chapter shows a renewal in anatomical investigation and studies Islamic medicine and science.

Keywords:   Islam, Arab physicians, Aristotle, Galen, science, medical knowledge, medical practice, anatomical investigation, Islamic medicine

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