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TITLEThe Lawh-i-Tibb (Tablet to the Physician): Beyond Health Maxims
AUTHOR 1Misagh Ziaei
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
ABSTRACTOn the tablet's historical context, as well as some of its guidance regarding the study and practice of medicine, including attributes its practitioners must acquire and maintain.
NOTES Article mirrored from See also the complete issue [PDF]. Also available as an updated, corrected Microsoft Word document (prepared by M. Thomas, 2022).

See also Tablet to a Physician (Lawh-i-Tibb) (Secretariat of the Universal House of Justice, 2000] and The Tablet of Medicine (Lawh-i Ṭibb) provisional translation by K. Fananapazir and S. Lambden (1992), offsite.

TAGSEthics; Food; Health and healing; Lawh-i-Tibb (Tablet to a Physician); Lifestyle; Science
About: The Lawh-i-Tibb is a well-known, oft-referenced tablet by Bahá’u’lláh and one of the few explicitly related to medicine and healing. While the health maxims contained in it are often the focus of popular interest, relatively little attention has been paid to other aspects of the tablet. Complicating the study of this important work is the lack of an authorized English translation. This paper, drawing on provisional translations, focuses on the tablet’s historical context, its paradigms for the study and practice of medicine, its description of the ideal characteristics of a physician, and its foreshadowing of the evolution of medical science.
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