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Ibrahim Ibn ‘Isa

IBRAHIM IBN ‘ISA A physician who studied under and worked with Yuhanna ibn Masawayh in Baghdad. Ibrahim was, after coming to Egypt, a personal physician to the amir Ahmad ibn Tulun (868-884), whom he used to accompany on his journeys. He remained in the amir’s service and continued to reside in al-Fustat (Old Cairo) until …

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‘Isa Ibn Al-Bitriq

‘ISA IBN AL-BITRIQ A Christian physician of Old Cairo and the brother of Sa‘id IBN AL-BITRIQ the physician, patriarch, and historian, who dedicated to him his historical work Nazm al-Jawhar (Cheikho, 1909, p. 488). ‘Isa ibn al-Bitriq was knowledgeable in all branches of medicine, especially medicaments and treatment. He remained in Old Cairo until his …

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Sa‘Id Ibn Tufayl

SA‘ID IBN TUFAYL A Christian physician who worked at the court of the amir Ahmad ibn Tulun (868-884), and used to accompany him on his travels. Later there was friction between them, as Ahmad would consult other physicians when he disobeyed Sa‘id’s instructions. Sa‘id died in the year 883 or 892. Ishaq ibn ‘Imran dedicated …

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Abu Hulayqah (Rashid Al-Din Abu Al-Wahsh Ibn Al-Faris)

ABU HULAYQAH (Rashid al-Din Abu al-Wahsh ibn al-Faris) Rashid al-Din Abu al-Wahsh ibn al-Faris Abi al-Khayr ibn Abi Sulayman Dawud ibn Abi al-Muna ibn Abi Fana Abu Hulayqah; 1195-1277, physician. He spent his first seven or eight years in Edessa. One day his father introduced him to al-‘Adil (r. 1200-1218) and to his son al-Kamil. …

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