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Naẓīf ibn Yumn
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Abū ʿAlī Naẓīf ibn Yumn is variously identified in the primary sources as al-mutaṭabbib (the medical practitioner), al-qass al-Rūmī (the Melkite priest), and al-Baghdādī (from Baghdad). While there is evidence that he practiced medicine for a time in Shirāz (see Nasrallah, ‘Naẓīf’, p. 306), sometime after 870 he made his way to Baghdad, where he became a physician to the great Būyid emir ʿAḍu…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Naẓīf ibn Yumn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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