Book/Printed Material Illuminated Leaf from Avicenna's Canon of Medicine. Canon medicinae

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Title

  • Illuminated Leaf from Avicenna's Canon of Medicine.

Other Title

  • Canon medicinae

Summary

  • Abū 'Alī al-Ḥusayn ibn 'Abd Allāh ibn Sīnā (980--1037), commonly known as Avicenna, 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. This is an illuminated leaf from one of the earliest (if not the earliest) complete printings of the Canon medicinae (The canon of medicine), the Latin translation of Avicenna's al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb. The text is about the care of the teeth, gums, and lips. The book was produced in Strasbourg circa 1473 by the noted printer and publisher Adolf Rusch.

Names

  • Avicenna, 980-1037 Author.

Created / Published

  • Strasbourg : R-Printer (Adolf Rusch), 1473.

Headings

  • -  Uzbekistan
  • -  1025 to 1473
  • -  Gums
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Lips
  • -  Medicine, Arab
  • -  Periodontal disease
  • -  Teeth

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Title supplied by World Digital Library."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 leaf (2 pages).
  • -  Original resource at: Qatar National Library.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666718

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Avicenna, 980-1037 Author. Illuminated Leaf from Avicenna's Canon of Medicine. Strasbourg: R-Printer Adolf Rusch, 1473. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666718/.

APA citation style:

Avicenna, 9. A. (1473) Illuminated Leaf from Avicenna's Canon of Medicine. Strasbourg: R-Printer Adolf Rusch. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666718/.

MLA citation style:

Avicenna, 980-1037 Author. Illuminated Leaf from Avicenna's Canon of Medicine. Strasbourg: R-Printer Adolf Rusch, 1473. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666718/>.