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Ibn Sina’s Al-Qanun fi al-tibb (The canon of medicine)

Ibn Sina’s famous Canon of Medicine (Qanun fi al-tibb) comes to life in English with this translation.  It is a clear and ordered Summa of all the medical knowledge of Ibn Sina’s time augmented from his own observations. It is divided into five books. The first contains generalities concerning the human body, sickness, health and […]

  • Abu Ali al-Hussayn Ibn Abdallah Ibn Sina
  • Sayyed Hossein Nasr
  • 0-404-11231-5
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Ibn Sina’s Al-Qanun fi al-tibb (The canon of medicine)
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    Ibn Sina's famous Canon of Medicine (Qanun fi al-tibb) comes to life in English with this translation.  It is a clear and ordered Summa of all the medical knowledge of Ibn Sina's time augmented from his own observations. It is divided into five books. The first contains generalities concerning the human body, sickness, health and general treatment and therapeutics (This is a translation of Volume 1 only).  The traditional concept of medicine, as presented here, differs profoundly from the view held in the modern world because in the traditional view.  The Canon is the clear and ordered Summa of all the medical knowledge of Ibn Sina's time, augmented from his own observations. Volume 1 (of 5 volumes) translated here was the best medical textbook available in Europe in its Latin translation for 700 years.   With notes from St. Thomas Aquinas who said: Anything Avicenna says is true, it presents traditional medicine at its best and is far more accessible than the works of Hippocrates and Galen.

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    • Abu Ali al-Hussayn Ibn Abdallah Ibn Sina
    • Sayyed Hossein Nasr
    • 0-404-11231-5
    • Great Books of the Islamic World, Kazi Publications
    • U K.
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