This book presents a systematic review on traditional Arab herbal medicine including historical background, medical innovations introduced by Arab physicians, common roots of Arab medicine and western medicine, methodology of drug discovery and therapy in Arabic and Islamic medicine, a state-of-the-art description of traditional Arab herbal medicine, and evidence-based safety and efficacy of Arab and Islamic medicines. The usage of modern cell biological, biochemical, in vitro and in vivo techniques for the evaluation of medicinal plant safety and efficacy is also discussed. The toxicity of herbal formulations safety, quality assurances, and chemical analytical techniques are introduced in this book.
The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions brings together a team of international scholars to create a single-volume resource on the religious beliefs and practices of the peoples in Africa. Offers broad coverage of issues relating to African religions, considering experiences in indigenous, Christian, and Islamic traditions across the continent Contributors are from a variety of fields, ensuring the volume offers multidisciplinary perspectives Explores methodological approaches to religion from anthropological, philosophical, and historical perspectives Provides insights into the historical developments in African religions, as well as contemporary issues such as the development of African-initiated churches, neo traditional religions, and Pentecostalism Discusses important topics at the intersection of culture and religion in Africa, including the arts, health, politics, globalization, gender relations, and the economy
This issue is the second enlarged edition of the textbook? Sociology of Medicine? by Academician of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Social Science Doctor, Doctor of Medicine, and Professor A.V.Reshetnikov. This manual analyzes the evolution, the place and future development of sociology of medicine in the system of modern scientific knowledge and in the practice of social systems functioning. The textbook sets out systematic knowledge on the most important topics and areas of sociology of medicine which give an idea of the continuity of the formation of medical and sociological concepts, theories, and medicine and health care models, patterns of formulation of medical and sociological problems and research in these fields, scientific instruments, rules of evaluation of scientific and practical activities in the health care system.For health care managers, sociologists, students of medical and sociological faculties, graduate students, teachers and experts in the field of sociology of medicine.