Al-Razi (Rhazes)

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  • Al-Razi
    • Backround
      • 854AD-932AD
      • He was and alchemist, physician, philosopher and polymath
      • He was an important figure in the history of medicine
      • Lived in Iran
    • Educating others
      • Since he wrote so many books, people were able to learn from him
      • His book 'Doubts about Galen' may have resulted in people starting to not believe in the works of Galen and Hippocrates'
    • Books and research
      • He wrote 150 books including 'Doubts about Galen'
      • He encouraged careful patient observation
      • Identified smallpox
    • Experiments
      • He discovered numerous compounds and chemicals including alcohol, kerosene and others
    • Significance
      • He was significant as he was the first to challenge Galen's ideas

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