Ibrahim ibn Baks

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Ibrahim ibn Baks (Arabic: إبراهيم بن بكس‎‎; died in 1003 CE[1]) was a physician and a regular lecturer in Al-'Adudi Hospital, a bimaristan located in Baghdad during the Islamic Golden Age. He became blind towards the end of his life.[2]

According to Ibn Abi Usaibi'a, Ibn Baks translated many works into the Arabic-language.[2]


Among his works are a large and a small compendium of medicine and monographs on diseases of the skin, of the eyes, on anatomy and on antidotes.[1] His works include:[2]

  • كناشه كتاب الأقراباذين
  • مقالة في الجدري


  1. 1.0 1.1 Packard, Francis R. (1941). Annals of medical history. P.B. Hoeber. p. 161. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ward, Bāqir Amīn (1986). Awad, Gurgis, ed. Muʻǧam al-ʻulamāʼ al-ʻArab (in Arabic). 1 (1st ed.). Bayrūt: ʻĀlam al-Kutub : Maktabaẗ al-Nahḍaẗ al-ʻArabiyyaẗ. p. 43.