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Ar-Razi was a pioneer in many areas of medicine and treatment and the
health sciences. He was a pioneer in the fields of pediatrics, obstetrics, and
ophthalmology. He had the greatest position of scientist in Islam and The Medieval ages
and could only be compared with Ibn Sina. He greatly favored cure through correct and
regulated foods. His writings on small pox and measles show originality and accuracy and
his essay on infectious diseases was the first scientific treatise on the subject. He was
the first person to use alcohol for medical purposes. He was a pioneer in health science,
pedriatics, obstetrics, and opthamology. He wrote the description about the spinal cord.
He was an expert surgeon. He was first to give an account of operations for the
extractions of the cataract and first to discuss pupilary reactions.. He wrote a number of
books including Al-Hawi (Comprehensive book) which contains Greek Syrian, and early Arabic
medical knowledge. It was the largest medical encyclopedia. He wrote a chapter on anatomy
in Kitab al-Mansuri. Al-Judari-wa-al Hasabah contains the first treatise on small pox and
chicken pox. He was the first person to note the differences between chicken pox and small
pox. He made more then 200 scientific contributions in which on half of them are about
medicine, 21 are on chemistry and the rest are on physics, mathematics and astronomy.