There is a difference between smallpox and measles!

When the Governor of Baghdad asked master your doctor ar-Razi, in which part of the city, in his opinion, it is necessary to build a shelter for the sick, he gave a remarkable Council. You want to hang out in different parts of the city, said al-Razi, pieces of fresh meat, and where it will deteriorate in the last turn, and ought to be the hospital.
Of course, ar-Razi still did not know about the existence of invisible agents, such as bacteria, but the experience, observation and reflection on what he has seen, no turbidity normal for his age superstitions, told him that decision. Allah Allah, but when it came to medical practice, ar-Razi did not refer to his will, and tried to understand the essence of the disease itself, without losing the smallest details.
Once it has rights, which unsuccessfully treated of hemoptysis. Patient survey made ar-Razi think. He had not found anything that could be a direct cause of the disease.
- And what water drinking sick? asked ar-Razi.
- Marsh, " he heard an unexpected response.
- Marsh, here's how. But could he, along with water accidentally swallow and a leech?
Ar-Razi gave his patient grass called "frog's hair to make him rich vomiting. Indeed, in the result of this procedure leech out.
And how simple it was to declare a patient that medicine is powerless here, because Allah has turned away from him his merciful face!
This unusual case ar-Razi carefully recorded in a separate history, which started on each patient. He became convinced that such records are very useful for monitoring the progress of the illness and allow you to mark changes in the patient's condition. And, in addition, are a treasure of experience, available to others.
It is a history of diseases, collected over the years, helped ar-Razi be multi-volume work which he called "a Comprehensive book on medicine. It is remarkably described signs of diseases such as leprosy, malaria, tuberculosis. Ar-Razi noticed the characteristic feature in the behavior of people bitten by rabid animals, a kind of rabies. Requiring water, they refuse to drink for the reason that she's, like, if keeps the smell of a cat or dog. Since ar-Razi this symptom of the disease was regarded as a classic.
Scholars of antiquity, including Galen, not yet considered measles and smallpox two independent disease. For the first time learned to distinguish their ar-Razi. He found that both smallpox and measles are at different stages. Modern doctors have little to add to the enumeration of the symptoms of smallpox, data ar-Razi. His book on this subject, General observations, suggestions and tips attentive researcher, was later translated into Latin and withstood many publications in various European countries. Might have seen it and English physician Jenner, founder of opepreveria, but the exact proof of this.
Ar-Razi was interested in a wide range of problems connected with medicine. He thought about the mysteries of physiology and wrote "Why cut off body parts not re-grow".
It lived only sixty years, to the end of life blinded and lacking sufficient means of subsistence, as this Medica were concerned about the problem of human longevity. Hence the composition of the ar-Razi Why very few people reach old age".
Thinking, enlightened medic, ar-Razi how could fought with quacks and charlatans from medicine, speculating on human gullibility and ignorance. Field of their activities often served noisy Baghdad Bazaar.
Here ar-Razi could observe the treatment of epilepsy, when the "doctor" deftly did cross sections on the back of the patient and the "removed" from his mind objects to that hidden between his fingers. Ar-Razi assembled, as his fellow man by profession learned from the nose of one patient worms and lizards, drawing water out of the ear of the other, shook the nose of the patient frog, as if pulled out from under his tongue. Another trickster managed to wedge the wound glass and bones, and then pulled them out, triumphantly showing impressed observers...
Ar-Razi many times has seen this picture, sketched them, that is, from nature, and left in their writings.