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Razi’s Description and Treatment of Facial Paralysis
*Seyed Mahmood Tabatabaei1, AbdolJalil Kalantar Hormozi2, mohsen Asadi3,
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Authors’ affiliations: 1Department of Psychiatry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. 2Dpartment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head of Craniomaxillofacial Department, 15 Khordad Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. 3Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 15 Khordad Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

•Corresponding author and reprints: Sayed Mahmoud Tabatabaei MD, 15 Khordad Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. Tel: +98-218-890-9195, Fax: +98-218-890-9193, E-mail: smtabataba_md@yahoo.com

Accepted for publication: 11 November 2010

 

In the modern medical era, facial paralysis is linked with the name of Charles Bell. This disease, which is usually unilateral and is a peripheral facial palsy, causes facial muscle weakness in the affected side. Bell gave a complete description of the disease; but historically other physicians had described it several hundred years prior although it had been ignored for different reasons, such as the difficulty of the original text language. The first and the most famous of these physicians who described this disease was Mohammad Ibn Zakaryya Razi (Rhazes). In this article, we discuss his opinion.



Archives of Iranian Medicine,Vol. 14, No. 1, January 2011,73 -75
Keywords: Avicenna, Bell’s palsy, facial paralysis, Razi (Rhazes)
 
 
ISSN:1029-2977
  
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