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Hakim Muhammad Sharif Khan

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Name  Hakim Sharif

Died  1805

Hakim Muhammad Sharif Khan was a Sunni physician of some importance at end of 18th century from modern day Uzbekistan.

He was physician to the Mughal emperor Shah Alam II (ruled 1759-1806) and possibly to his son Akbar II (ruled 1806-1837). Sources differ as to when he died, some recording that he died in 1805 and others that he died eleven years later in 1816.

Hakim Muhammad Sharif Khan was responsible for introducing aspects of the new science current in Europe in his day, and he composed works in Persian, as well as in Arabic, including a dictionary of Indian drugs.

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