Ibn Ridwan

(c. 998—1061)

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An Egyptian physician and scholar who rose from humble origins to become chief physician of Egypt and the guardian of public health, emphasizing the importance of hygiene and a clean domestic and urban environment. He was among the Arab scholars who helped to preserve and transmit to Renaissance Europe the writings of Hippocrates of Cos and Galen.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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