The talk will cover Zoroastrian or Avestan Medicine from about 2, and 700 BCE through to the Sassanid period when Gondeshapur was the hub and melting pot of Greek, nurse Indian and Iranian medical teachings and will end with what is known as The Golden Age of Persian Science in the 9th-11th centuries CE with Zakariya Razi and Abu Ali Sina. Dr Nayer Nouri will also briefly mention why he thinks that the Simurgh should replace the Asclepius as the Iranian symbol for medicine.
Dr Nayer-Nouri is a retired neurosurgeon and member of the Academy of the Medical Sciences of the I.R. of Iran. In his retirement, when not gardening or cooking, in order to keep his synapses in good working order he has been writing articles on a number of subjects that interest him.