Bukhtishu

Bukhtishu

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bakhtshooa Gondishapoori (also spelled Bukhtishu and Bukht-Yishu in many a literature) were Assyrian Nestorian Christian physicians from the 7th, 8th, and 9th centuries, spanning 6 generations and 250 years. Some of them served as the personal physicians of Caliphs. Jurjis son of Bukht-Yishu was awarded 10,000 dinars by al-Mansur after attending to his malady in 765CE. It is even said that one of the members of this family was received as physician to Imam Sajjad (the 4th Shia Imam) during his illness in the events of Karbala.Like all physicians in the Abbasid courts, they came from the Academy of Gundishapur in Persia (in modern-day southwestern Iran). They were well versed in the Greek and Hindi sciences, including those of Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, and Galen, which they aided in translating while working in Gondeshapur.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613585044X
  • 9786135850444