Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences
From Indian Science Information
Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences (IAMMS) is one of the Indian NGOs, which is registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 and has been accredited as 'centre of excellence' by thge Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Aims and objectives
- To promote studies in the works of physicians and scientists
- To propagate and disseminate in public interest the useful knowledge concerning medicine, philosophy, science and technology, social and preventive medical science, hygiene and environment.
- To inculcate in the masses an active interest in useful information regarding science, hygiene and medicine with its advances as well as the frontier areas of research, inventions and discoveries therein and also to make proper utilization of mass media for propagation, dissemination and transmission of the same.
- To establish dialogue between different theories concerning useful knowledge including the diverse prevalent systems of medical science, methodologies and philosophies;
- To strive for bringing about adjustment, integration and synthesis and to organize / sponsor educational programmes, seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences as well as to promote academic work of all kinds in order to advance and develop the medical science.
Sections in the Ibn Sina Academy
A. Hakim Zillur Rahman Library
The library at present houses one of the most precious and valuable collection of 20,000 printed books, 500 manuscripts some rare books, microfilms, compact discs and a large number of periodicals. Books in many languages like Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Sanskrit and English on a variety of subjects like History of Medicine and Sciences, Unani, Medieval medicine, Ilmul Advia (Pharmacology), Urdu Literature with special reference to Ghalib, Iqbal, Aligarh and Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, besides thousands of bound volumes of magazines are extant in this library.
The Library is listed in the Directory of History of Medicine Collections, United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Library of Medicine, NIH, USA.
B. Hakim Karam Hussain Museum on History of Medicine and Sciences
Karam Husain Museum on History of Medicine and Sciences is an academic unit with collections and exhibitions. The main theme is the history of health and disease in a cultural perspective, with focus on the material and iconographic culture of medieval medicine and sciences. The Museum has categorically the pictures and bust (sculpture) of different physicians belonging to Mesopotamia, Babylonian, Egyptians, Greeks, Arab and Indian civilization. In addition, medical manuscripts, catalogues, medical philately, medical souvenirs, memoirs of physicians including Nobel laureates, etc, are also preserved and exhibited.
C. Hakim Fazlur Rahman Museum on Arts, Culture and Orientalism
The Museum has a large collection of coins, postage stamps, gemstones, paintings, engravings, watercolours, drawings, photographic print, utensils, garments including Calico (textile), bust (sculpture), pens, memoirs and relics of some prominent personalities. In the museum, there are some family collections like Prof. Syed Mahmood Husain Family Collection, Roohi Mabud Hasan Family Collection, etc.
D. Publication division under Shifaul Mulk Memorial Committee
Quarterly Newsletter of Ibn Sina Academy. Till now 39 issues have been published. The Academy has published a number of books on History of medicine and Sciences including Pharmacology and Literature.
E. AIDS Cell
AIDS Cell of the Academy is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services in HIV/AIDS screening and prevention, care and treatment, reproductive health and infectious diseases. AIDS Cell is a partner member of Global Health Council (USA) and the AIDS-Care-Watch Campaign (Thailand).
It has a separate Library of documents relevant to HIV/AIDS project management, research, and reproductive health issues apart from CD- ROMs, poster and books in several languages.
F. Ibn Sina Shifa Khana
For clinical studies of Indigenous Drugs, IAMMS is engaged in research and development in its clinical set-up, Ibn Sina Shifakhana, at Okhla Vihar, New Delhi.
G. Centre for Safety and Rational Use of Indian Systems of Medicine
The academy took a novel task of improving the use of Indian originated drugs and their adverse reaction monitoring under the establishment of Centre for Safety & Rational Use of Indian Systems of Medicine (CSRUISM) in 2005. CSRUISM receives many adverse drug reactions of herbs, which were never reported earlier. These reactions for their causal relationships are assessed according to Naranjo algorithm and WHO Causality Categories.