Bologna, Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna, MS 2197

Avicenna's Canon of Medicine Facsimile Edition

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Avicenna (980–1037) was born at Afshaneh, near Bukhara in Persia (present-day Uzbekistan).

By the age of 10, he was well versed in the study of the Qur’ān and various sciences. He was the most famous and influential of the many Islamic scholars, scientists, and philosophers of the medieval world.

He was foremost a physician but was also an astronomer, chemist, geologist, psychologist, philosopher, logician, mathematician, physicist, and poet.

A prolific writer in all of these fields, he captured the knowledge of the time in well organized texts. 

Avicenna’s writings influenced the scholarship of medicine in the West into the 17th century.

For centuries his masterpiece, the Canon of Medicine, has been used as a major medical reference.

This manuscript , which dates 1440, is considered the most complete encyclopedia of medical and pharmacological science of the Middle Ages . Not just a treaty on general medicine, but also studies of anatomy, physiology, diseases, medications and their effectiveness.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Avicenna's Canon of Medicine": Canon Medicinae Avicena facsimile edition, published by AyN Ediciones, 2002

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Canon Medicinae Avicena

Madrid: AyN Ediciones, 2002

  • Commentary (English, Spanish) by Biancastella, Antonino; Cifuentes, Lluís; Miani, Laura; Ferre, Lola; Docampo, Javier
  • Limited Edition: 995 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Avicenna's Canon of Medicine: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.



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