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( inna al-ṭibb ʿilm yataʿarraf minhu aḥwāl badan al-insān min jihat mā yaṣiḥḥ wa-yazūl ʿan al-ṣiḥḥa, li-yuḥfaẓ al-ṣiḥḥa ḥāṣila wa-yastaraddahā zāʾila ).” 41 In the Canon , therefore, Ibn Sīnā identifies medicine as a science to heal disease whereas he defines medicine as the act of preserving health in

In: Intellectual History of the Islamicate World

بل في صفاقها.‭ 27 ‬»‬‎ Paladius in capitulo cuius principium: “designat quod ulcera uesice et renum sunt difficilis sanationis.” Dixit: “ulcus non fit in carne renum sed in sifac [ ṣifāq ] eorum ubi est urina.” About the aphorism that begins “ulcers in the bladder and kidneys heal with

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diseases ( kitāb fī al-amrāḍ al-baladiyya ). For in the book on local diseases, Hippocrates says how to recognise prevailing diseases ( al-amrāḍ al-ʿāmma ) in each locality so that one takes precaution from them and prepares remedies to heal what comes about because of them. To achieve this [aim], it is

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of help, but because of the guilt of his infidelity (in other words, it’s his own fault for not converting earlier!) 157 He is skeptical of the possibility that the infidel, given a chance at a longer life, might convert: And if it is said that he might be converted if he is healed, it should be

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