Celebrities of the Golden Age in the Streets of Islamic Cairo – 2: Ibn al-Nafis

The Syrian polymath Ibn Al-Nafis is famous worldwide as a great medieval physician. Most of his books on medicine were written in Egypt, and it was in Egypt that he made his groundbreaking discovery of the pulmonary circulation some 370 years before William Harvey. Here is his story, the second in my series of five articles published weekly by Ahram Online:

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