Paul Of Aigina

PAUL OF AIGINA A famous physician of Alexandria who lived in the mid-seventh century. While he was still a student in 641, Alexandria was taken by the Arabs. He is known to the Arabs as Bulus, or Fulus, al-Ajanti or al-Qawabili (the obstetrician). His principal work is a large medical collection in seven books entitled …

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Nastas Ibn Jurayj

NASTAS IBN JURAYJ A tenth-century Christian physician of Egypt. The Arabic sources do not make it clear whether he was a Copt or a Melchite. However, Schacht and Meyerhof (1937, p. 137, 12) and M. Ullmann (1970, p. 138) state that he was a Copt. P. Sbath (1940) calls him a “Coptic monk,” which is …

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