Ibn Sina's The Canon Of Medicine

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Avicenna or also known by his Arabic name Ibn Sina was a Persian philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, and physician. He was born on June 18, 980 CE and died at the age of 56 on August 19, 1037. He possessed an exceptional intelligence and memory, and memorized the holy Qur’an by the age of 10. When he reached 18 he had learned all he could from the scholars of Bokhara and mastered the medicine of his time. Avicenna was a significant figure during the Early Islamic period specifically due to his book The Canon of Medicine, which contributed to the development of medicine as well as affected the lives of those in the early Islamic civilization and today. Avicenna’s The Canon of Medicine is by far one of his the most influential works. The Canon of Medicine is an encyclopedia of five volumes revolving around the topic of medicine, which was completed in 1025. The Canon consisted of all medical knowledge up until that time. However, he also combined his own medical observation that had never been documented before. The Canon was originally written in Arabic, however it was then translated to a series of languages including Persia, English, Chinese, Latin and Hebrew. These translations had further added to its exposure, resulting in it being accepted and distributed in both Europe and the Middle East. Eventually, it became the medical authority for centuries and was used as a textbook in many prestigious universities and became a widespread medical piece in the east and

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