Ibn Abi Usaybi'a: The Physician Historian

  • Husain F Nagamia Tampa General Healthcae
Keywords: History of medicine, Islamic medicine, Ibn AbI Usaybi`a.


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/39-1-5266

Most Muslim physicians have heard (or should have heard) about famous Muslim physicians such as al-Razi, al-Majusi, al-Tabari, Ibn al-Nafis, and Ibn Sina, but few physicians have heard about Ibn Abi Usaybi'a. Although not as famous as some of his contemporaries, Ibn Abi Usaybi'a is no less important than any of these, considering the contributions he made to the history of Islamic medicine. His biography, the important contributions he made, and his rightful high place in the history of Islamic medicine will be presented.

Author Biography

Husain F Nagamia, Tampa General Healthcae

Dept of Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery,

Chief Emeritus,

Clinical Asst Professor,

USF Medical School,

Tampa, FL, USA

History of Medicine