Al-Razi

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QuotationMarkLeft.png Whoever seeks treatment with too many physicians might suffer the risk of the faults of each one of them. A patient should restrict consultation to one trustworthy physician. QuotationMarkRight.pngAl-Razi

Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Zakariya Ar-Razi(Al-Razi, Rhazes) (864-930) was born in Tehran and until the enlightement in 17th century Europe remained the undisputable authority of medicine. The greatest medical work to date (or perhaps ever by a single physician) was al-Hawi, the "Comprehensive Book" an enormous twenty volume medical encyclopedia. It was translated into Latin as 'Continens' by the Sicilian Jewish physician, Faraj ibn Salim (Farragut) in 1279. He first described: