Salmawaih ibn Bunan

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Salmawaih ibn Bunan (died 840) was an Arab Nestorian Christian physician who translated works of Galen from Greek into Arabic.[1] He served the Abbasid caliphs of Baghdad Al-Ma'mun (reigned 813-833) and his half-brother and successor Al-Mu'tasim (reigned 833-842).

His translations preceded those of Hunayn ibn Ishaq (808-873 CE), another Nestorian Christian, who translated about ninety works of Galen into Syriac and about forty into Arabic.[2]

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  1. ^ De Lacy O'Leary How Greek science passed to the Arabs "How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs" online 2002- Page 166 "Hunayn had many other friends and clients, mostly physicians of Jundi-Shapur and those who had removed to Baghdad and used the Arabic language, like Salmawaih ibn Bunan an alumnus of Jundi-Shapur who became court physician to ..."
  2. ^ Jody Rubin Pinault Hipocratic Lives and Legends 1992 Page 96 "Hunayn ibn Ishaq (A.D. 808-873), a Nestorian Christian, himself translated about ninety works of Galen into Syriac and about forty into Arabic (Iskander, s. v. Hunayn the Translator, Diet. of Sci. Biog., vol. 15, supp. 1 (New York, 1978), p. 235."