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After many fires in Bibliotheca Alexandrina it has been thought that the Alexandrian Medical Tradition was absolutely lost. Yet the Arab writings and practical activities in medicine showed that the Alexandrian school of Medicine was well known and revived in many centers, especially Gundisabour, Edessa (Roha), Harran and Baghdad. There are many questions without decisive answers till the present moment. What are the characteristics and achievements of Ancient Alexandria in medicine? How the Alexandrian Medical Tradition survived? What about “The Jawamie (Summaries) of the Alexandrians” جوامع الإسكندرانيين? Who achieved them? How they were transmitted into Arabic? The present paper will try to give some answers.