The online catalogue for the Haddād manuscript collection, part of the Wellcome Library website, provides catalogue details for the 87 Arabic manuscripts in the library's collections. The manuscripts come from the collection of Dr Sami Ibrahim Haddād (1890-1957), a Lebanese physician and historian of medicine, and range from the 14th to the 20th centuries. They include works on medicine by a number of well-known Islamic scholars like al-Majusi and Ibn Sina, as well as works by Jewish authors writing in Arabic and lesser-known works written or transcribed by Christian Arabs, including Arabic versions of medical manuals by the 19th-century French physician who practised in Egypt, Antoine Barthelemy Clot Bey. The catalogue entries include information on the physical aspects and history of the manuscripts themselves as well as descriptions of the contents of the texts (in Arabic). The full catalogue entries must be viewed as PDF files. This resource allows researchers to consult the contents of the collection in detail before visiting the library to use the manuscripts themselves, and will be of interest to researchers in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies as well as those interested in the history of Islamic medicine.
Published by the Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, to accompany an exhibition held from 25 April to 25 July, 2006, the Science in Islam website brings together "a number of objects of Islamic origin that provide insight into some of the achievements of Islamic science". Scientific areas addressed include astronomy (celestial globe and astrolabe); religion and astrology; trade and travel (compass and qibla indicator, used for finding the direction of Mecca); and mathematics and geometry (algebra and quadrant). Each section links to images of a few of the objects shown in the exhibition. Although aimed at secondary schools, this website provides a useful introduction to the subject.