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Tootache and gum disease in Malay medical manuscript

Witjaksono, Widowati (2015) Tootache and gum disease in Malay medical manuscript. In: International Conference on Malay Medical Manuscripts 2015, 8th-9th Sept. 2015, Office of Campus Director, IIUM Kuantan Campus. (In Press)

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Toothaches and gum diseases are commonly encountered and persistent problems in dentistry since Antiquity. In Malay medical manuscripts such as ar-Rahmah fi at-Tib and Tayyib al-Ihsan, some sections were devoted to the discussion on causes and treatments of these problems. The discussion may use some Arabic words which indicates influence from Arabic medicine or familiarity of the author with other medical texts. Many of the descriptions of the conditions stand in striking similarity to what is currently known in modern dentistry. As the manuscripts were written before the advent of disciplines such as microbiology and microscopy, for example, the idea behind the causes of these diseases, however, may need to be reassessed and put into context. Likewise, the prevailing ideas in the manuscript may be useful in modern context such as the type of treatments that were used may be reintroduced or tested in modern dentistry. The paper therefore will try to compare between what was written on dentistry in the manuscripts with what is currently known.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 6008/45140
Uncontrolled Keywords: dentistry, tooth, gum disease, Malay medical manuscripts
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Widowati Witjaksono
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 10:27
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 13:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45140

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