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ʿAmmār al- Mawṣilī
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, abu ’l-ḳāsim ʿammār b. ʿalī , one of the most famous, and certainly the most original of Arab oculists. He lived first in ʿIrāḳ, then in Egypt; he travelled widely, as he himself informs us in his book, and on his travels, which took him to Ḵh̲urāsān in one direction, to Palestine and Egypt in the other, he practised his profession and performed operations. His work on ophthalmology was composed in Egypt, in the reign of al-Ḥākim (996/1020); thus he was a contemporary of the more famous, but less original, oculist ʿAlī b. ʿĪsā [q.v.]. If ʿAlī’s Tad̲h̲kira became for the Arabs the standard…

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Mittwoch, E., “ʿAmmār al-Mawṣilī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 04 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0628>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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