Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 284, Issue 3, pp 647–650

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

Authors

  • Seyed Fazel Hosseini
    • Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
  • Farid Alakbarli
    • Institute of Manuscripts of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
    • Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research CenterTabriz University of Medical Sciences
  • Mohammadali M. Shoja
    • Department of NeurosurgeryIndiana University
General Gynecology

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-010-1707-7

Cite this article as:
Hosseini, S.F., Alakbarli, F., Ghabili, K. et al. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2011) 284: 647. doi:10.1007/s00404-010-1707-7

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.

Keywords

Medieval Persian medicineObstetricsPerinatalAbortion

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