Ibn Abi Usaibia

Physician, Deceased Person

1203 – 1270

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Who was Ibn Abi Usaibia?

Ibn Abi Usaibia, an Arab physician and historian, was born at Damascus, a descendant of the Banu Khazraj tribe and the son of an oculist, and studied medicine at Damascus and Cairo. In 1236 he was appointed physician to a new hospital in Cairo, but he surrendered the appointment the following year to take up a post given him by the amir of Damascus in Salkhad near that city. There he lived and died.

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Born
1203
Damascus
Nationality
  • Syria
Profession
Lived in
  • Damascus
Died
1270

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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