NASIR POYAN
)Nasir Puyan)Biography of Nasser Pouyan

Nasser Pouyan (Nāir Pūyān) and his Granddaughter, Dunya

A brief biography

Name: Nasser Pouyan (Nāir Pūyān)
Former Family Name: Omīd Eslamī Arabānī.
Born: March 1, 1938, ʻArabān, Sūm‛arā, Gilan.
Father: Soleyman Omīd Eslamī ʻArabānī (1299 HS/1920 AD - 1360/1981 AD).
Mother: Zoleykhā Ab-band ʻArabānī (1299 HS/1920 AD - 1350 HS - 1971 AD).

Children:

1-    Turaj, engineer of electricity of electronic.
2-    Darīūsh, tourism expert from Sweden (with Ms degree).
3-    Kūrush, engineer of mechanic (with Ms degree).
4-    Pouneh, university graduate of midwifery (with BA degree).
Nationality: Iranian.

Educations

Elementary: Shams Sūm‛sarā  (1944-1950).
Secondary: Shams Sūm‛sarā (until 4th grade) (1951-1955).
Secondary: 5th and 6¬th grades, Reza Shah, Sa’di, and Saeb Secondary Schools, (1956-1958), Urmiyya.
American English language course: One year, 1962, Urmiyya.
Vital and health statistics course: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, and General Registrar Office (joint course), World Health Organization’s fellowship, 1965-1966.
Alma mater: University of Tehran, and College of Translation, BA, 1969-1972, Tehran.
Hospital management: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, 1987, Tehran.
Health and medical supplies, equipments, and facilities: Ministry of Health, 1991, Tehran.

Employment: Ministry of Health, 1958.

Retirement: June 21, 1993, Shahid Behesti University of Medical Sciences.

Career

Nasser Pouyan (Nāir Pūyān) as statistician, director, director general of “Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Security”, director of hospital, medical historian, translator, essayist, senior expert of statistics and health and medical researcher, writer, Lecturer, administrative attorney-general, and outstanding expert of scientific books and article has worked for more than six decades.

Scientific Works

1- “Vital statistics of Urmiyya”, Ministry of Health (Public Health Department of Western Azarbaijan), 1950. (In Persian)
2- “Vital statistics of Urmiyya”, Ministry of Health (Public Health Department of Western Azarbaijan), 1951. (In Persian)
3- “A research on Mortality of 8 selected cities of Iran”, Ministry of Health, Iran, Serial number 78, Tehran, 1965. (In Persian)
4- “Demography and Vital Statistics in Iran”, Ministry of Health, Tehran, 1966, Serial number 95. (In English)
5- Translation of “ICDCD” (International Classification of Diseases and Causes of Death), World Health Organization’s 8th Revision, Ministry of Health, Tehran, 1967. (From English Into Persian)
6- “Health and Medicine of Guilan Province” plus its “Social Security and Welfare”, and “Three Celebrated men of that region”, in the Kitab Guilan (Three-Volume Encyclopedia), Researchers Group of Iran, Tehran, 1995. (In Persian)
7- Shah-Koshy (Regicide), Five-Volume Encyclopedia, Mohammad-Taqi Sarmadi and Nasser Pouyan, Sarmadi Publication, Tehran, 2005. (In Persian)
8- Encyclopedia of the World, (Five-Volume Encyclopedia), Mohammad-Taqi Sarmadi - Nasser Pouyan, Sarmadi Publications, Tehran, 2019. (In Persian)
9- Aqideh-Koshy (“Legal Homicide”), Book I, “Faith Torch-bearers”, Mohammad Taqi Sarmadi- Nasser Pouyan, Sarmadi Publications, Tehran, 2013. (In Persian)
10- Aqideh-Koshy (“Legal Homicide”), Book II, “Christianity, Inquisition, Torture, and Slaughter”, Mohammad-Taqi Sarmadi, Nasser Pouyan, Sarmadi Publication, Tehran 2013. (In Persian)
11- Ibn Sina (Avicenna), The Axis of World Medical Works, Mohammad Taqi Sarmadi-Nasser Pouyan, Sarmadi Publication, Tehran, 2013. (In Persian)
12- Al- Razi (Rhazes), the Axis of World Medical Works, Mohammad Taqi Sarmadi-Nasser Pouyan, Sarmadi Publication, Tehran, 2013. (In Persian)
13- Salma (Chronicle) of Medicine, Social Welfare and Social Security of Guilan, Nasser Pouyan (Nāir Pūyān), the Iranian Research Center for Ethics and Laws in Medicine of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and the Iranian Association of Laws and Basij Medical Community of Iran, Tehran, 2010.
14- The History of Medicine and Physicians of Guilan, ʻAlī Furūhī (MD)-Nasser Pouyan, The Iranian Research Center for Ethics and Laws in Medicine of Shahid Behesthti University of Medical Sciences and Iranian Association of Laws and Basij Medical Community of Iran, Tehran, 2010. (In Persian)
15- From Fiction to Fact, Asclepius, Hippocrates and Galen, the Iranian Research Center for Ethics and Law in Medicine of Shehid Behesti University of Medical Sciences, and University of Medical Sciences of Chaharmahal-e Bakhteyari, Tehran, 2009. (In Persian)
16- “Salma (Chronicle) of Medicine, welfare and Social Security of Tehran”, Nasser Pouyan, The Iranian Research Center for Ethics and Medical Laws in Medicine of Shahid Beheshti Univrsity of Medical Sciences, and the Iranian Association of Medical Laws, 2015. (In Persian), in two volumes.
17- “Tom’s Golds, A Child in The Fire, A Ship in the Claw of Rocks, Translation”, Pouyan Pouyesh Institute, Tehran, 1998. (In Persian)
18- The Fight of World Soccer of France, Nasser Pouyan-Dariush Pouyan, Tehran, 1998. (In Persian)
19- Medical Millennia, Nasser Pouyan, The Iranian Research Center for Ethics and Medical Laws in Medicine of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 2017. (In English and in 3 Volumes)
20- Articles of History of Medicine, Nasser Pouyan, the Iranian Research Center for Ethics and Medical Laws In Medicine of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 2019. (In English)
21- The Global Cure History, Nasser Pouyan, the Iranian Research Center for Ethics and Medical Laws in Medicine of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in five volumes, Tehran, 2019. 

Articles in English, (On-line)

1- Iranian Celebrated Physician who wrote on excelently organized Medical Compendium, The Quarterly Journal of Medical Ethics, The Iranian Research Center for Ethics and Law in Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, The Quarterly Journal, Volume 2, No 5, 2008, PP. 155-177.
2- “Alhazen, the Founder of Physiological Optics and Spectacle”, SAP (Scientific and Academic Publishing), International Journal of Optics and Applications, 2014, 4(4).

3- "Rshid al-Din Fazl Allah a Great Physician who became a Victim of Politics," Quarterly Journal of Medical Ethics, winter of 1378/1999, PP. 163-178. (In Persian)

4- "Qajars Period, The Golden Age of Western Physician in Iran", Quarterly Journal of Medical Ethics and Law, 4th year, No 10, Spring 1391/2012, PP. 181-205. (In Persian)
5- “Helmholtz who Revolutionized Ophthalmology”, Research in Ophthalmology, Volume 3, No.1, 2014.
6- “Mesopotamia, the Cradle of Civilization and Medicine”, Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (WJPR), 20 February, 2016.
7- “The University of London, The Scientific Birthplace of Jenner and Fleming who Saved and Still Saving Millions of People Throughout the World”, Merit Research Journals, June 2015, PP. 233-244.
8- “Avicenna (Ibn Sīna), A par excellence influential physician and philosopher-scientist and the prince of physicians”, Merit Research Journals, Volume 3, No 4, 2015, PP. 165-175
9- Salerno the Mother of European Medical Schools and the Father of Constantine the African, Trotula and Roger of Salerno”, Asian Academic Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Volume 2, Issue No: 3, August 2015.
10- “Al-Razi (Rhazes), an Independent Medical thinker who gave the first description of Measles and Smallpox and distinguished between them”, Journal of Microbiology Research, April 2014, 5(4).
11- Leewenheok Whose Invention led the way to the extraordinary advances to the fields of Microbiology, Medicine, Agriculture and Industry”, “SAP”.
12- Sheikh Abd al-Qadir Guilani (Sūm‛hsaraei), a Spiritual Leader and Savior of patients”, Asian Academic Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol 2, Issue 4, 2015.
13- “Pasteur and the other researchers who provided the significant proof for the fermentation by living organisms”, Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary.
14- “Semelweis, the Savior of Mothers and An Early Pioneer of Antiseptic”, American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 2014, 4(6).
15- “Marcello Malpighi, The Father of Biological Microscopy”, 2014, April 4.
16- “Pasteur, A Chemistry graduate who Revolutionized The Medicine”, Journal of Microbiology Research, April 3, 2014.
17- “Ibn al-Nafis and Servetus laid the Foundation of Circulation of the Blood and Harvey discovered it”, The Merit Journals, Nigeria, Volume 3 (5), May 2015.
18- “The Fight Against Tuberculosis, The Loathsome Killer”, "IJCMAS", Volume 4, No.1, 2015, pp. 80-93.
19- “A Voyage to Beyond the Human Eye by Microscope, Leeuwenheok’s Invention”, OALIB (Open Access Library Journal), Volume 3, No.1, 2016, China.
20- “Pierre Fauchard The Eminent French surgeon – dentist who presented dentistry in an organization form”, SAP (Scientific and Academic Publishing Group).
21- “Plague, An Extraordinary Tragedy”, OALIB (Open Access Library Journal), Volume 4, 2017, China.

English Articles Published in USA

1- “Abū Zayd Hunayn ibn Ishaq al-‘Ibadī: A Physician Translator Par Excellence”, Professor Husain F. Nagamia (MD) – Nasser Pouyan, IMANA (Islamic Medical Association of North America, “JIMA”, Volume 40, No.1, February 2008.

English Articles Published in Iran

1- “An epitaph for smallpox, an appalling and loathsome killer, and known as speckled monster”, Sarmad  Journal, Tehran”, Serial No. 13, Spring 2011. (In two Parts)
2- “A Brief Account of Syphilis, the Great Imitator”, Sarmad Journal, Tehran, Serial No. 12, winter of 2010.
3- “Black Death, name given to the Plague, a Great Calamity of Prolonged Centuries”, Sarmad Journal, Serial No. 18, 2012.
4- “Medicine in Prehistory and Ancient Civilization”, Sarmad Journal, Serial No. 16, winter of 2011, Tehran (Part 1).
5- “Medicine in Prehistory and Ancient Civilization”, Sarmad Journal, Serial No.17, Spring 2012. (Part 2)

Some Selected Works

1- Ibn Rabban Tabari”, Iranian physician and author.

2- “Yūhannā bin Masawayh”, a physician of Gūndīshāpūr (In Iran) and Baghdād.

3- “Albucasis” (Al-Zarawi), Islamic surgeon.

4- “Averröes” (Ibn Rushd), Islamic philosopher, physician, and lawyer.

5- “Ibn Bolan”, Islamic physician and author from Iraq.

6- “Maimonides” (Ibn Maymūn), Islamic philosopher and physician, lived in Egypt.

7- “Avenzoar” (Ibn Zohr), Islamic physician.

8- “Ibn Revān”, Islamic physician.

9- The Founders of Islamic Medicine.

10- Hospitals in Islam, And Two Medical Licenses.

11- Cycle of Medicine: Athens-Gūndishāpūr-Baghdad-Europe.

Teaching

College of Health of Schools: Social medicine.

College of Kouroush-e Kabir (Isfahan): Statistical Methods.

School of Nursing of Shefa Yahyaeian; Tehran: Vital and Health statistics.

Technical School of Ministry of Health: Health Statistics.

Statisticians and experts of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey WHO’s fellows: Vital and health statistics.

Medical Corps (Medical groups): Vital statistics and family planning.

Seminars, Scientific Speeches and Projects

1- Seminar of “Health and Vital Statistics of Iran” in Kermanshah, 1967. Delivering a scientific speech on “General Marital Fertility Rate (GMFR)”.

2- Seminar of “Health and Vital Statistics of Iran” in Mashhad, 1968. Making a scientific speech on “Net Reproduction Rate (NRR).

3- WHO’S Seminar on Vital and Health Statistics, Damascus, 1972. Delivery a speech on “Adjusted Mortality Rates in Eastern Mediterranean Region”.

4- United Nation’s Seminar on “Population and Family Planning”, Tehran, 1973. Making a speech on “Age Specific Fertility Rate (ASFR) in rural areas of Iran.

Associations and Research Groups

1- Member of “Iranian Health Association”, 1971. (And one of the founders of that Association).

2- Member of “Group of Researchers of Iran”, Tehran, 1991.

3- Member of “Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters of Iran”, Tehran, 2010.

Projects

1- Project: "A research on the indices of health, medicine and demogrophy of rural areas of Sahriar including 172 villages" (Sampling survey), General Department of Statistics and Health Surveys, Ministry of Health, Tehran, 1352 (1973).

2- Project: "Papers of the History of Medicine", Medical Law and Ethics Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 1388 (2009). (In English)

3- Project: "Medical Millennia", Medical Law and Ethics Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 1388 (2009). (In English)

4- Project: "A research on Eugenics and its desired an undesired concerns", Medical Law and Ethics Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 1397 (2019), published by SSRG.

5- Project: " Avicenna (Ibn Sina), The Genuine Author of al-Nabd and the highlights of his life", Medical Law and Ethics Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, 1397 (2019), published by SSRG.

6- Project: "A research on the key role of Maḥmūd Gāwān in medical ethics extension and attracting the Iranian physicians and élites to the subcontinent of India" in Persian, Medical Law and Ethics Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, published by "International Multilingual Journal of Science and Tecnology (IMJST)".

7- Project: "A study in the scientific, cultural and humanistic biography of Mirza Moḥammad Kazem Rashti (Malik al-Aṭṭiba)", published by "International Multilingual Journal of Science and Tecnology (IMJST)".

 Critiques

1- "A critique, regarding Caesarian operation in the world, ARPE, book III, PP. 646-649, Tehran, 1378 (1999), in Persian.

2- "First anatomical traning in Iran", ARPE, book IV, PP. 29-30, 1381 (2002), in Persian.

3- "A critique on Asclepius and Temple Medicine", ARPE, book V, PP. 30-32, 1379 (2000), in Persian.

4- "A few points regarding gospells, birthplace, and birthdate of Jesse Christ", ARPE, book VII, PP. 665-669, 1381 (2002), in English.

5- "The highlights regarding Christopher Columbus, discovery of America", ARPE, book VIII, PP. 36-38, 1382, 2003, in Persian.

6- "Angola, the graveyard of Europeans died from Malaria", ARPE, Africa II, PP. 29-32, 1382 (2003), in Persian.

7- "Ibn Riḍwan and Ibn Buṭlān's scientific dispute", ARPE, book X, PP. 34-40, 1383 (2004), in Persian.

8- "Biography of Mother Tréresa", ARPE, book XI, PP. 25-28, 1383 (2004), in Persian.

9- ARPELL= "A Research on the History of World Medicine and Treatment up to the Present Era", a 20-Volume Encyclopedia.

10- More than 50 articles in Persian language, which can be read in Nasser Pouyan's Persian biography.

Updated in September 2019, Tehran, Iran.