Abū ʿUthmān al-Dimashqī
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Abū ʿUthmān Saʿīd b. Yaʿqūb al-Dimashqī (d. after 302/914) was a physician and a translator of Greek scientific and philosophical works into Arabic. As one of the leading physicians of his time, he enjoyed the favour of the wazīr ʿAlī b. ʿĪsā Ibn al-Jarrāḥ (d. 334/946). When the latter endowed a hospital in the Ḥarbiyya quarter of Baghdad in 302/914–15, he appointed Abū ʿUthmān as chief physician, with the added responsibility of supervising the hospitals of Baghdad, Mecca, and Medina (Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa, 1:123, according to Thābit b. Sinān; cf. Ibn al-Jawzī, al-Muntaẓam, ed. Fritz Krenk…

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Endress, Gerhard, “Abū ʿUthmān al-Dimashqī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_SIM_0298>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: 9789004161658, 2008, 2008-1

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