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AMU scholars attend international conference at Istanbul

Aligarh: Scholars from the Aligarh Muslim University attended the 5th Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine organized at Istanbul University during 25-28 October, 2010. The AMU scholars were Dr. Abdul Latif, Chairman, Deptt. of Ilmul Adwia, Dr. Tafsir Ali of the Deptt. of Jarahat, and Prof. Abdul Ali, former Chairman of the Deptt. of Islamic Studies. Dr. Abdul Latif presented two papers titled “A Study of Islamic Herbs as Effective Antibiotics in Islamic Medicine” and “An Introduction to the Museum of Ibn Sina Academy with Special Reference to Ibn Sina”. Prof. Abdul Ali presented his paper on “Indian Sources of Islamic-Arab Medicine: An Analytical Study”.

Dr. Tafsir Ali presented his paper on “The Role of Muslim Surgeons of Medieval Period in the Development of Modern Surgery”. A total of 160 research papers were presented and discussed at the conference by scholars from 52 countries including Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, India, Iran, Pakistan, Germany, England, France, Azerbaijan, Spain, Georgia, Italy, Russia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzgovina. A special feature of the conference was that the delegates were honoured with life membership of the prestigious International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 December 2010 on page no. 21

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