Avenzoar


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Avenzoar

(ăv′ən-zō′ər) also

Ibn Zuhr

(ĭb′ən zo͝or′) Full name Abu Marwan Abd al-Malik Ibn Zuhr. 1091?-1162?.
Spanish-Arab physician who took an observational and experimental approach to disease and wrote several books, including Practical Manual of Treatments and Diet.
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Through men like Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ibn Zuhr (Avenzoar) and Ibn Rushd (Averroes), "Moorish scholarship and culture had an intellectual ripple effect on Europe, moving in concentric rings from centres of learning to the most backward areas of the continent", as Carew puts it.
It was Avenzoar who rst described oesophageal and gastric cancer in his magnificent book Kitab al-Taysir fil-Mudawat wal-Tadbir (Practical Manual of Treatments and Diets) and proposed feeding enemas to keep alive pa-tients with stomach cancer.
--Kitab al-Agdiya (Libro de los alimentos) del sevillano Avenzoar.
Se trata de un punto en el que hay una notable divergencia entre autores; un buen numero de ellos no desea entrar en la cuestion, y el resto ofrecen varias respuestas: Avenzoar prohibe taxativamente el empleo del agua caliente, pues el calor del agua danaria al cerebro.
(8) Asi opinaba Abu Marwan 'Abd al-Malik Ibn Zuhr (abuelo de Avenzoar).
It is thought that Maimonides had learned medicine from the texts of Hippocrates, Galen, Razi, Avenzoar, and Avicenna, among others in both the Greek and Roman and the Arabic and Persian traditions, and that he had clinical experience in Cairo.