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Ibn al-Baitar

* ca. 1190 Benalmádena, Province Malaga, Spain, (597)
+ 1248 Damascus, Syria, (662)



Ibn al-Bayṭār (Abu Muhammad ibn al-Baitar, Bittar) was an Andalusian Arab physician, botanist, pharmacist and scientist.
His main contribution was to systematically record the additions made by Islamic physicians in the Middle Ages,
which added between 300 and 400 types of medicine to the one thousand previously known since antiquity.

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