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The Academy of Gondishapur, Perhaps the Most Important Medical Center in the 6th and 7th Centuries

550 CE to 650 CE

Gundishapur, province of Khuzestan, Iran. (View Larger)

The Academy of Gondishapur, (Gundishapur) located in the present-day province of Khuzestan, in southwest Iran, contained an important library and offered training in medicine, philosophy, theology, and science. According to the Cambridge History of Iran, this Academy was "the most important medical center of the ancient world (defined as Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East) during the 6th and 7th centuries."

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