Ya'qub ibn Ishaq al-Israili

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Ya'qub ibn Ishaq al-Israili (Arabic: يعقوب بن إسحاق الاسرائيلي‎; died 1208 CE[1]) was a 12th-century Egyptian Jewish physician.


  • "Treatise of the Errors of the Physicians in Damascus": on the improper medical care he observed during a visit to Damascus.[1]

In addition, Ibn Abi Usaibia recorded that Ya'qub wrote the following works:[2]

  • "Maḳalah fi Kawanîn Ṭabiyah" (Treatise on the Canons of Medicine)
  • "Kitab al-Nazh" (Book of Pleasure)
  • "Kitab fi Mizaj Dimashka" (Book Containing Three Treatises)
  • "Masail Ṭabiyah" (Questions of Medicine)


  1. ^ a b Pormann, Peter E.; Emilie Savage-Smith (2007). Medieval Islamic Medicine. Edinburgh University Press. p. 49. ISBN 0-7486-2066-4.
  2. ^ Gottheil, Richard; Broydé, Isaac, "AS'AD AL-DIN, YA'ḲUB IBN ISḤAḲ AL-MAḤALLI", Jewish Encyclopedia