Author: Laleh Bakhtiar
Publisher: Great Books of the Islamic World Inc. (1999)
Pages: 104 Binding: Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.25"
Description from the publisher:
Avicenna in his Law of Natural Healing (Canon of Medicine), Lecture 2, describes the importance of the four elements as simple substances that are the primary constituents of the human body. It also contains O. Cameron Gruner s extensive endnotes. The Prince of Physicians, Avicenna (Ibn Sina) was born in 980 C.E. in Afshana, near Bukhara. By the age of ten he had learned the entire Quran as well as grammar and then began the study of logic and mathematics. Once these subjects were mastered, he studied physics, metaphysics and medicine. As for medicine, Avicenna composed the famous Qanun, or Canon, which is perhaps the most influential single work in the history of medicine. Its Latin translation was the only medical textbook used in Europe for 700 years and is still taught in the East today.