Biography of Ardallah-Ben-Ahmed Aben Beithar (¿-1248)

Botanical and Arab physician, born at the end of the 12th century, in a town near Malaga and died in Damascus in 1248, better known under the name of Ebn-Beithar, i.e. the son of veterinarian. Traveled long, mostly in Egypt, to study plants and was appointed quartermaster general of the gardens of Damascus by Malet - al - Khamil. In Arabic, he wrote a very interesting work titled collection of simple medicines.