Scholar, sage, physician, rabbi
Born in present-day Spain, Maimonides (b.1135 - d.1204) was prolific. While off duty as the royal family physician, this medieval doctor-sage gave care to the sick and needy mulling around the antechambers of the sultan's palace. Generations of physicians benefited from his medical treatises on asthma, poisons, drugs and aphrodisiacs.
As a rabbi in Morocco and Egypt, Maimonides was persecuted for his religion, and he also fought for the religiously persecuted. Perhaps the greatest contribution this scholar left behind was 14 volumes of text which, nearly 1000 years later, are still a cornerstone of Jewish law and ethics.
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