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. Canon of Medicine, General Medicine, Volume 1 Avicenna s famous Canon of Medicine comes to life in English with this translation. This volume contains. Avicena. Canon medicinae: Flores Auicenne collecti super quinq3 Canonibus quos edidit in medicina, necno[n] super dece[m] & noue[m] libris De a[m]ialibus.

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An interesting part from the Canon is the “Laqve”, which some authors studied in detail and confidently concluded that the article is related either to “trigeminal neuralgia” 1 or “facial paralysis” 8.

Canon Medicinae Avicenna

Laqve may also be an earlier sign of epilepsy. This section describes blood and compares its healthy states with its unhealthy states. This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. In fact, Avicenna analyzed laqve in two categories: While Avicenna considers the importance of observation, he never ignores what the paradigm has presented.

Commentary on Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine, Three Volumes РWorld Digital Library

For example, blood was considered “hot” as was mentioned earlier, therefore youth is assumed to be hot partially due to blood being more “plentiful” and “thicker”, according to Avicenna. Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Canon of Medicine. One of the significant avlcena of laqve is severe pain in the bones of face. William Osler described the Canon as “the most famous medical textbook ever written”, noting that it remained “a medical bible for a longer time than any other work.


Some authors including Paul [of Aegina] concluded that drooping occurs on the healthy side; however, that can not be the event. Then a list is given in order of moisture. Illuminated Leaf from Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine. Retrieved 19 December Images of Canon Medicinae Avicenna facsimile edition.

Avicenna added his own comments, highlighting differences between recipes from different sources, and sometimes giving his own recipe. In disease pathogenesisfor example, Avicenna “added his own view of different types of spirits or vital life essences and souls, whose disturbances might lead to bodily diseases because of a close meddicina between them cahon such master organs as the brain and heart”. The Evolution Of Modern Medicine. The schematic peripheral nervous system described in the Canon of Medicine from Doksat M.

Hemi-facial spasm, facial paralysis, and trigeminal neuralgia are prevailing signs and symptoms with which physicians have been coping for thousands of years.

Then a list is given of coldest members to hottest. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: One of the signs, which may indicate the affected side, is hypoesthesia. He describes what he says are the ” four causes ” of illness, based on Aristotelian philosophy: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Organs are nowhere near ideal in temperament, but skin comes the closest. Avicenna’s principal medical treatise the Canon was used in European universities until the late s Fig. Avicenna and trigeminal neuralgia.

The Rise of Experimental Biology: If drugs are useless, cauterize the vessels behind the neck! This work informs us about how a perfect observer Avicenna was and shows also the rational aspect of his deductions. During the medieval ages, medicine, mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, philosophy, theology, poetry, and also music were enriched by his invaluable works Furtherance of knowledge has been eased by the great efforts of preceding figures who dedicated their lives to the advent of the science and technology.

Small miniatures depicting motifs of plants and animals illustrate the avicenna medical text, which did not lose its significance for centuries.

Canon describes humans as having eight different “varieties of equipoise”, or differing temperaments. He also gave his opinion of the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of some remedies, and gave details of where particular ingredients came from and how they were prepared.

Neurosurgery, 2 nd ed. These four spirits go-between the soul of absolute purity and the body of absolute impurity.