Description and treatment of dermatologic disorders date back to antiquity. There are several great Eastern and Western physicians who should be considered as game changers in the field of dermatology. Rhazes (Rāzī) was one of them. His life began in ad 865 in Rey, near the present capital of Iran, Tehran (then) Baghdad. His father, a famous goldsmith, encouraged him to get involved with alchemy in his early life. Discovery and purifying of ethanol in addition to sulfuric acid were great findings in his early career.
Hashempur MH, Hashempour MM, Mosavat SH, Heydari M. Rhazes—His Life and Contributions to the Field of Dermatology. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(1):70. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.0144
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