, Volume 284, Issue 3, pp 647-650
Date: 08 Oct 2010

Hakim Esmail Jorjani (1042–1137 ad): Persian physician and jurist

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Abstract

The great 11th–12th century Persian physician Seyed Esmail Jorjani (known as Hakim Jorjani) is known for his 750,000 word encyclopedia of medicine, the Treasure of King Khwarazm, which has been ranked along with Avicenna’s Canon and the works of Haly Abbas. Translations of this work provide modern readers with a detailed insight into medical practice in medieval Persia. Parts of the Treasure are devoted to guidance about midwifery and perinatal care. In this article we present translations of excerpts from this part of the work.