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AL-AKHAWYNI BOKHARI, Abu Bakr Rabee Ibn Ahmad

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Hedayat al-Motaallemin fi Tebb. Edited by Jalal Matini.

Mashhad, Iran: University Press, 1965.

First printed edition of the earliest medical work written in the Persian language. Matini based his edition on the 11th century codex Bodleian Library Ms. 37, checking that against the other two known copies of the text. Only three copies are recorded: a codex in the Fateh Library dated 520 AH/1128 CE, a manuscript in the Malek Library, Tehran, and the earliest copy of the three, Bodleian Library Ms. No. 37 dated 478 AH/1085 CE.

"Abu Bakr Rabee Ibn Ahmad Al-Akhawyni Bokhari (Al-Akhawyni Bokhari) (?–983 CE ) was a Persian physician and the author of the Hidayat al-Muta`allemin Fi al-Tibb, [The student's guide to medicine] the oldest document in the history of Iranian Traditional Medicine (ITM).[1] He lived during the Golden Age of Iranian-Islamic medicine and his book was used as a reference text for medical students long after his death.[2] Al-Akhawyni Bokhari wrote about anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology signs, symptoms and treatment of the disease of his time. His reputation was based on the treatment of patients with mental illnesses.[3]" (Wikipedia article on Abu Bakr Rabee Ibn Ahmad Al-Akhawyni Bokhari, accessed 5-2020).

T. Nayernour and M.H. Azizi, "History of medicine in Iran: The oldest known medical treatise in the Persian language," Middle East J. Dig. Dis., 3, 74-78. Available from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Iran (Persia), MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Persian Islamic Medicine