Hakim Esmail Jorjani (1042-1137 AD): Persian physician and jurist

Seyed Fazel Hosseini, Farid Alakbarli, Kamyar Ghabili, Mohammadali M. Shoja

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The great 11th-12th century Persian physician Seyed Esmail Jorjani (known as Hakim Jorjani) is known for his 750,000 word encyclopedia of medicine, the Treasure of King Khwarazm, which has been ranked along with Avicenna's Canon and the works of Haly Abbas. Translations of this work provide modern readers with a detailed insight into medical practice in medieval Persia. Parts of the Treasure are devoted to guidance about midwifery and perinatal care. In this article we present translations of excerpts from this part of the work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-650
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Abortion
  • Medieval Persian medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Perinatal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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