A Medical Classic: Al-Razi’s Treatise on Smallpox and Measles

A Medical Classic: Al-Razi’s Treatise on Smallpox and Measles

Dr. Nasim Hasan Naqvi Kitab fi Al Jadari wa Al Hasaba authored by the Muslim physician Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (d. ca. 925)) is one of the books that remained popular and in great demand for over a millennium, and also repeatedly translated into many languages. This Treatise on Smallpox and Measles was the first comprehensive text on this disease. In the following short note, Dr. Nasim Hasan Naqvi presents this text, its main contents and its historical context.

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