The Art of Healing: Medical Care in Muslim Civilisation
15th-century miniatures illustrating the treatment of patients and showing various surgical procedures
Human life was highly valued during the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation. The core essence of healing at the time can be summarised by 11th- century Ibn Sina in his book Canon when he said:
|Medicine is a science, from which one learns the states of the human body… in order to preserve good health when it exists, and restore it when it is lacking.”|
Medical care then was free for all and the treatments highly sophisticated while hospitals provided the best available medical knowledge...