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al-Razi

al-RaziAKA Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Zakariya al-Razi

Born: c. 865 AD
Birthplace: Ray, Persia
Died: 27-Oct-925 AD
Location of death: Ray, Persia
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Occupation: Doctor, Scholar, Philosopher

Nationality: Ancient Persia
Executive summary: Persian alchemist

Famous Persian physician, philosopher, and alchemist Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Zakareya Al Razi, also known as Rhazes, authored Al-Hawi, the most comprehensive compendium of medical knowledge in his era. He studied and cited the medical traditions of Arabia, Greece, India, and Persia, while adding substantial information from his own research, and medical advice involving dietary recommendations. In surgery, he was among the first doctors known to use opium as an anaesthetic and animal guts as sutures, and in his medical practice he pioneered the use of gypsum plaster to form casts to encase broken limbs.


[1] Sufi (Islamic mystic). Under the Amman Message, 9 November 2004, Sufism is undeniably recognized as a part of Islam.

Father: Diya’ al-Din (a/k/a Khatib al-Rayy)

    Birthday Is Holiday Razi Day (27 Aug, Iran)
    Risk Factors: Blindness

Author of books:
Kitab al-Hawi fi al-tibb (Comprehensive Book on Medicine)
Kitab al-Mansuri (Medical Encyclopedia)



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