Document Type : Original Article
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History and Civilization of Islamic Nations, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
In the age of development and efflorescence, Islamic medicine was founded on the principle of four temperaments; therefore, the prevalence of various diseases and their treatment methods were carried out based on the view mentioned above, namely, temperament balance loss. According to available resources, it is clear that the recognition and treatment of some dermatoses, such as warts, were affected by this view. Warts are a common dermatosis that is discussed from various aspects and problems based on the four temperaments as perceived by doctors in Islamic civilization. Despite the big misunderstanding in identifying the origin of this disease, mainly due to the lack of required technology and lack of accurate tools, Muslim physicians, unbelievably, were able to accurately examine and explain the type and location of their occurrence. Furthermore, the physicians could adopt appropriate treatment based on their type, extent of infection, and location. It is important to keep in mind that, with some advancements in technology and medicines, most of the treatments and medications that were widely used until the end of the 20th century can be modified to work in modern medicine.