Aaron of Alexandria

Aaron of Alexandria was a physician active in the 7th century. His works were translated into Arabic and Syriac, and were used later by al-Razi.[1]

Life and worksEdit

Aaron wrote 30 books on medicine, the "Pandects". He was the first medical author in antiquity who mentioned the diseases of small pox and measles.[2]


  1. ^ A. F. L. Beeston (3 November 1983). Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period. Cambridge University Press. p. 468. ISBN 978-0-521-24015-4. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  2. ^ Riggs, Christina (2012-06-21). The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt. Oxford University Press. pp. 311–312. ISBN 9780191626333. Retrieved 23 December 2013.

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