A page of the manuscript of al-Razi; it deals with gastro intestinal diseases

 

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Abu Bakr Mohammad Ibn Zakariya al-Razi: Kitab al-Hawi fi al-tibb (The Comprehensive Book on Medicine) from Ray in Iran (925)
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Taken from; Goldenberg David, Scythian-Barbarian : The Permutation of a Classical Topos in Jewish and Christian Texts of Late Antiquity in; Journal of Jewish Studies 1998

He says regarding the young, the women, the dim-witted, as well as all the people living in the extremities of the earth, for instance the Daylamites, the Turks, the Zanj and the habasha, that the study of philosophy clearly transcends their capacity
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