Dr Ismail Serageldin had agreed with Sir Magdi Yacoub, ‘a great modern day leader of medicine’, to write an article on the contributions of the Library of Alexandria to knowledge and science. “Ancient Alexandria and the Dawn of Medical Science” documents the story of a great period in the history of medicine and the establishment of the famous medical school in old Alexandria. It was published in the Global Cardiology Science and Practice Journal, Volume 2013.47.
The article has been very well received and upon the request of many, Dr Serageldin was asked to record it. Accordingly the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the New Library of Alexandria, is making the recording and the full text available for all.