Greek (Unani) Aspect of Preventive & Social Medicine


  • Prof. S.M. Safdar Ashraf Professor and Chairman, D/O Tahaffuzi Wa Samaji Tib (Preventive & Social Medicine), Tibbiya College, Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.


There are number of systems of medicine prevailing in this world. The Greek (Unani) system of Medicine is one of them. The classic period of Greek Medicine was from 460-136 BC. The medieval period to which Greek medicine belong is 500-1500 AD. The golden period of Greek medicine is considered from 800 to 1300 AD (Park K, 2011) Greek medicine was reintroduced in 1351 AD by Arabs. Athens which was learning centre shifted to Alexandria as Arab - Persian medicine. It flourished in India under the patronage of Mughal Emperors, suffered a setback during the British rule but soon regained its momentum by endless efforts of Nizam of Hyderabad, Azizi family of Lucknow and Sharifi family of Delhi. At present Greek system of medicine has now been regarded and recognized as one of the Indian systems of medicine and forms an integral part of national healthcare delivery system (P. Siddiqui, 2009).

How to cite this article:
Ashraf SMS. Greek (Unani) Aspect of Preventive & Social Medicine. J Integ Comm Health 2019; 8(1): 13-20.



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