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Oriental and Islamic Medicine

Oriental and Islamic Medicine

The Islamic Authorities placed a lot of value in medicine. Baghdad had a hospital by AD 850 and doctors had to pass medical examinations by AD 931 in order to practice. Hospitals were later developed throughout the Islamic world, with the most famous being those in Damascus and Cairo. 

The Chinese were isolated from the rest of the world by choice. They developed medical techniques rather different t those found in the west. 

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