The Canon Of Medicine Summary

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Born in 980 A.D., during the eleventh century in Uzbekistan, philosopher-physician Ibn Sina also known as Avicenna in Europe, wrote a comprehensive medical encyclopedia called the Canon of Medicine. The Canon of Medicine is considered as one of the most famous books in the history of medicine. The Persian physician was a paramount figure in the history of Islamic medicine for he was best known for his advancements and contributes to other Greek physicians’ philosophy and medical theories. His work was so methodical that he was later considered as ‘the father of early modern medicine’ or the ‘prince of physicians’. Avicenna finished writing The Canon of Medicine prior to his twenty first birthday, in which he provides detailed yet concise notes and findings of his medical research in addition to writing many comments about other medical theories. However, the physician-philosopher also acquired many other achievements in different and diverse fields, such as mathematics, poetry, music theory, and religion. The Canon of Medicine Volume I primarily focuses on general principles of Avicenna’s medicine; it can also be perceived as an introductory text for medical students. As his method of research, Avicenna wrote in his book summarizations and synthesis based on Hippocrates, Galen, and Aristotle; in addition to incorporating some of his own observations and facts. This book has imprinted major impacts on other physicians and on medical practices as well, where it widened the
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