Abu Maher Shirazi: The Founder of Shiraz Medical Doctrine

Document Type: Biography


Department of History, Faculty of Literature and Humanity, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran


Being contemporary with Avicenna and Rhazes, Abu Maher Shirazi was born in Shiraz the 10th century AD. He was known as the rst inuential physician in Shiraz in the Islamic period and his students, such as Haly Abbas, called him a great scientist. Concerning his signicant impact on medicine in this era, Abu Maher Shirazi is a good candidate for the title “the Founder of Shiraz Medical Doctrine”.


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