Ibn-e-Sina’s “Canon of Medicine”

  • Syed Irfan Ahmad Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, Islamabad Medical & Dental College, Islamabad Pakistan


Perhaps the most famous philosopher-scientist of a thousand years hence was Ibn-e-Sina (Avicenna) who was born near Bukhara in 980 AD. While his writings on astronomy, Islamic theology, mathematics as well as poetry gained fame, it is for his contribution in medicine that he is remembered.