Ibn al-Nafis

Today is August 4. It’s the birthday of the great Louis Armstrong! On this day in 1964, after disappearing on June 21 in Philadelphia, Mississippi, the bodies of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael (“Mickey”) Schwerner were discovered. The three were in Mississippi doing civil rights work, namely registering Americans of African descent to vote. If you’ve seen the 1988 movie “Mississippi Burning,” then you basically know this disgraceful story.

Here is a reading on the Muslim physician Ibn al-Nafis who was the first doctor to map the human pulmonary system. This comprehension worksheet accompanies it.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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