Hospitals in Iran and India, 1500-1950s

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Fabrizio Speziale
BRILL, Apr 19, 2012 - History - 244 pages
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This volume looks at hospitals in the post-medieval Indo-Iranian world from various perspectives. During the Safavid-Mughal periods hospitals were still tied to Avicennian medicine. However, in Qajar Iran and British India hospitals became important instruments for the spread of modern Western medicine. The papers in this volume present a significant panorama on the history of medicine and medical institutions in Iran and India during the early modern and the modern periods. The portrait that emerges is not homogeneous, but instead shows ambivalent and contrasting images. Hospitals can be seen as powerful symbols of the Muslim scientific civilization and then of modern medicine, nevertheless, they remained institutions relegated to the fringes of society regarded with suspicion and usually reserved for the poor. Contributors include: Cristiana Bastos, Willem Floor, Claudia Preckel, Omid Rezai, Fabrizio Speziale, Hasan Tadjbakhsh, Anna Vanzan This book is copublished with the Institut Fran ais de Recherche en Iran (IFRI) as no. 74 in the "Biblioth que Iranienne" series. Le pr sent ouvrage propose un panorama significatif d tudes portant sur l histoire et le r le des h pitaux dans le monde irano-indien au cours de la premi re modernit et de l poque moderne. Les contributions rassembl es dans ce volume tudient l h pital depuis plusieurs perspectives, examinant cet tablissement tant t comme une institution scientifique, tant t en fonction de son utilit sociale. Ce qui merge de ces travaux ne constitue pas un portrait homog ne, mais plut t une image ambivalente et contrast e de ces tablissements. Les h pitaux peuvent tre vus comme des symboles puissants de la pi t des souverains musulmans, ou de la civilisation scientifique musulmane, puis du triomphe de la science occidentale moderne. Cependant, pour une tr s longue p riode, l h pital demeure une institution rel gu e la marge de la soci t, regard e avec suspicion et en particulier r serv e aux indigents. Ce livre est une co dition avec l Institut Fran ais de Recherche en Iran (IFRI) comme n 74 dans la s rie "Biblioth que Iranienne"
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Hôpitaux et médecins avicenniens en Iran à lépoque safavide
27
An Enquiry into Their Number Growth and Importance
37
Des particuliers au service du peuple Le rôle des vaqf dans la fondation dhôpitaux en Iran au début du XXe siècle
117
Catholic Hospitals in Plural Goa
133
Tradition et réforme du dār alšifā au Deccan
159
Hospitals Ḥakīms and Doctors in Bhopal
191
Hamdard How to Share Pain in a Muslim Way
215
Glossary
231
List of Abstracts
233
Index
237
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Fabrizio Speziale, Ph.D. (2002), holds a CNRS Chair in Iranian studies at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3. He has published extensively on the history of medicine in the Indo-Persianate world including "Soufisme, religion et m decine en Islam indien" (Paris, 2010).

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