Arch Iran Med. 2018;21(10): 491-494.
PMID: 30415562
Scopus ID: 85056320340
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History of Medicine in Iran

Mirza Ali Hamedani: An Influential Physician in the Qajar Period, Iran

Mahboobeh Farkhondehzadeh 1*, Seyyed Alireza Golshani 2,3

1 Department of Theology and Islamic Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
2 Department of History, Faculty of Literature and Humanities- Dr Ali Shariati, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
3 Research Center for Traditional Medicine and History of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
*Corresponding Author: *Corresponding Author: Mahboobeh Farkhondehzadeh, Department of Theology and Islamic Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. Tel: +98- 915-5754940, Email: , Email: farkhondehzadeh@um.ac.ir


The knowledge of medicine underwent a revolution in the Qajar period, especially during the reign of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831–1896 AD). The dispatch of students to Europe, establishment of Dar ul-Funun, Hafez al-Seheh Assembly, and clinics, entrance of European teachers and physicians to Iran, approval of medical rules by the parliament, introduction of a new therapeutic style, and translation of medical textbooks into Persian were some of the changes that occurred during this period. As a result, modern medicine influenced the Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine. An educated Iranian physician, Mirza Ali Doctor Hamedani was one of the physicians of this period, who traveled to France, studied the European medicine and considerably contributed to the evolution of the modern medicine along the traditional medicine. The present manuscript describes the scientific personality and contributions of this physician to the science of medicine. 

Cite this article as: Farkhondehzadeh M, Golshani SA. Mirza Ali Hamedani: an influential physician in the Qajar period, Iran. Arch Iran Med. 2018;21(10):491–494.
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Submitted: 21 May 2018
Accepted: 02 Jun 2018
ePublished: 01 Oct 2018
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