The persian physician and alchemist Rhazes

The persian physician and alchemist Rhazes

H418/0068 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.9MB

Downloadable file size: 1.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator



Caption: The Persian physician and alchemist Abu-Bakr Muhammad Ibn Zakariyya Al-Razi, also known by his latinised name Rhazes (ca. 860-930). After having known an old apothecary in Baghdad Rhazes decided to study medicine and later he became the chief physician of the largest hospital in Baghdad. He was the first doctor to differentiate clearly between the two infectious diseases variola (smallpox) and morbilli (measles). Rhazes also prepared what is now called plaster of Paris, a preparation of calcium sulphate which he used to form casts holding broken bones in place.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: al-razi, alchemist, calcium sulphate, inventor, measles, persian physician, physician, pioneer, plaster of paris, portraits, rhazes, smallpox, surname r

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.