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Title: Rashīd ad-Dīn as a Transmitter of Chinese Medicine to the West
Author(s): KLEIN-FRANKE, Felix , ZHU, Ming
Journal: Le Muséon
Volume: 109 Issue: 3-4 Date: 1996
Rashīd ad-Dīn Faḍlullāh al-Hamadhānī (1247-1318) was one of the greatest Persian historians of medieval Islam. His numerous works, however, that deal with almost the whole encyclopedia of sciences are much less known. Being a physician like his father, Rashīd ad-Dīn showed much interest in Chinese medicine. It is virtually unknown that he became the first who transmitted Chinese medicine to the western world. In the article Rashīd ad-Dīn's unique engagement in Chinese medical literature is stressed.