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2. Translations Available in al-Rāzī’s Time
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In Chapter 6, Abū Bakr al-Rāzī

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Abū Bakr al-Rāzī’s comprehensive collection of medical excerpts, Kitāb al-Ḥāwī (translated into Latin under the title Continens), provides us with an idea of the vast number of medical texts which were available in Arabic translation in the 3rd/9th century. The decisive texts from the Greek medical corpus (Sezgin 1970 [*1: 20–171], Ullmann 1970 [*2: 25–100]) were the translations of Hippocrates, available already in the early 3rd/9th century, and, later on, those of Galen…

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Hans Daiber, “2. Translations Available in al-Rāzī’s Time”, in: Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th-10th Centuries. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2017

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