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Abū Manṣūr Muwaffaq Harawī
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Abū Manṣūr Muwaffaq Harawī (4th/10th and 5th/11th centuries), a Persian physician, pharmacologist and author of the earliest available work in Persian on pharmacology under the title al-Abniya ʿan ḥaqāʾiq al-adwiya. All our information about Abū Manṣūr's life is derived from this book. A number of scholars have suggested that Abū Manṣūr's reference to al-amīr al-musaddad al-muʾayyad al-Manṣūr (the [divinely] guided, strengthened, Emir al-Manṣur, aided a…

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Younes Karamati and Rezaee, Maryam, “Abū Manṣūr Muwaffaq Harawī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0104>
First published online: 2015

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