Avicenna, also known as Ibn Sina, was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant physicians, astronomers, thinkers, and writers of the Islamic Golden Age. He is often considered the father of early modern medicine. His most famous works are 'The Book of Healing', a philosophical and scientific encyclopedia, and 'The Canon of Medicine', which was a standard medical text at many medieval universities. Avicenna's contributions to the fields of philosophy and medicine have had a lasting impact on the development of these disciplines throughout the world.


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  1. 1. Canon of Medicine

    This book is a five-volume medical encyclopedia written in the 11th century. It provides a complete system of medicine according to the principles of Galen (and Hippocrates). The work covers all aspects of human health, including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, as well as pharmaceutical sciences and the use of medicinal plants. It was used as a standard medical textbook in the Islamic world and Europe for centuries and has had a lasting impact on the field of medicine.

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