Synopses & Reviews
In its time, Jerusalem has been ruled by some of the world's greatest cultures and many of these have contributed to medical science. This study touches on historical evidence from Biblical and Classical Jerusalem but the emphasis is firmly on the different types of medicine that were practised in the city between the Byzantine period and the 18th century and, particularly, the interplay between eastern and western ideologies. Amar examines the status and training of Muslim physicians, the Knights Hospitaller and medical services provided by other military orders during the crusade period, including the Leper knights, Ayyubid and Ottoman medicine and the arrival of European medicine during the 18th century. The volume includes a list of known physicians.