Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Sharah al Tashreeh al Qanoon

  • Ibn al-Nafis and the pulmonary circulation

    Medical advances are often made over long periods of time, making it difficult to assign priority to any particular individual. Such has been the case for the ”discovery” of the pulmonary circulation, a distinction variously assigned to three anatomists of the sixteenth century, Michael Servetus, Realdo Colombo, and Andrea Cesalpino. But in 1924 the Egyptian…