Dentistry
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Dentistry, the numerous references in the extant sources indicate that dentistry, like a number of other medical disciplines, enjoyed a long history in many of the regions which became part of the Islamic lands through the Muslim conquests, especially in Iran. In addition to passages in the Zend-Avesta that mention medicine and records of an ancient Iranian type of medical treatment called yamā (Elgood, A Medical, 287; Najm Ābādī, ‘Sayr’, 31, idem, Tārīkh, 829), this long history is further corroborated by some of the most important sources on medicine in Islamic Ir…

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Sadeq Sajjadi, “Dentistry”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036109>
First published online: 2017



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