Avicenna's Medicine: A New Translation of the 11th-Century by Marc S. Micozzi, Mones Abu-Asab, Hakima Amri

By Marc S. Micozzi, Mones Abu-Asab, Hakima Amri

The 1st modern translation of the 1,000-year-old textual content on the starting place of contemporary medication and biology

• offers the particular phrases of Avicenna translated at once from the unique Arabic, removal the inaccuracies and error of such a lot translators

• Explains present clinical interpretations and how one can follow Avicenna’s ideas at the present time, relatively for individualized medication

• unearths how Avicenna’s figuring out of the “humors” corresponds at once with the biomedical sessions recognized this present day as proteins, lipids, and natural acids

A millennium after his lifestyles, Avicenna is still essentially the most very popular physicians of all time. His Canon of drugs, sometimes called the Qanun, is among the most famed and influential books within the historical past of drugs, forming the foundation for our smooth knowing of human well-being and sickness. It concentrated no longer easily at the remedy of signs, yet on discovering the reason for disease via humoral diagnosis—a procedure nonetheless utilized in conventional Unani and Ayurvedic drugs in India.

Originally written in Arabic, Avicenna’s Canon used to be some time past translated into Latin, Persian, and Urdu, but some of the inaccuracies from these first translations linger in present English translations. Translated at once from the unique Arabic, this quantity contains certain remark to provide an explanation for present biomedical interpretations of Avicenna’s theories and how you can practice his remedies this day, relatively for individualized medication. It exhibits how Avicenna’s realizing of the humors corresponds at once with the biomedical definition of proteins, lipids, and natural acids: the nutrient construction blocks of our blood and physique. With this new translation of the 1st quantity of his enormous paintings, Avicenna’s Canon turns into simply as correct at the present time because it used to be 1,000 years ago.

“The subsequent time you stopover at your healthcare professional, whisper a prayer of because of Avicenna, simply because the various foundations of contemporary medicine--empirical statement, objectivity, and rationalism--surfaced via his towering genius a millennium in the past. Avicenna’s medication is a important hyperlink in medicine’s wealthy heritage. because the authors clarify during this awesome translation, Avicenna’s relevance to our period has now not been exhausted.” (Larry Dossey, M.D., writer of therapeutic phrases and One Mind)

“Avicenna’s drugs represents a breath of unpolluted air to these attracted to the background of Western medication. it truly is provided in a regularly transparent and concise shape that makes Avicenna’s writings obtainable to the English reader. additionally, a few chapters firstly of the publication act as a primer within the rules of Graeco-Arabic drugs. Avicenna’s medication is among the finest and fascinating volumes that has come my means in decades. It offers perception right into a medication that may be a historic a part of the advance of recent Western drugs and an ethnic conventional drugs that remains kind of practiced at the Indian subcontinent and in a few elements of the center East. this can good serve to re-light a resurgence of curiosity in Avicenna’s medication within the West; whatever it definitely deserves.” (Paul Hysen, Ph.D., surgeon of Naturopathy and Chiropractic)

“While it's meant for a scientific viewers, Avicenna’s medication is obtainable to a person who's drawn to a holistic method of health...” (Renee Twombly, Georgetown clinical middle magazine, August 2013)

“A booklet like this can be super well timed. ..It is an excellent representation, on an exceptional medical foundation, of what a conventional scientific procedure can carry to the twenty first century drugs and clinical debates. it's not at all a simple learn, yet one who calls for a pen in hand and time to mirror upon the tips expressed inside of. This workout of interpretation is an efficient creation to standard drugs considering that would be of curiosity to scholars, students, and the intellectually curious.” (Herbalgram, Alain Touwaide, Ph.D., July 2014)

“Avicenna’s Canon isn't just an important and influential unmarried textual content within the heritage of medication, it's also the most paintings of reference for a massive conventional institution of medication that continues to be alive and has a lot to educate us this present day. the current translation, Avicenna’s drugs, is welcome not just since it makes some of the principles of the Canon available in English but in addition since it bargains with functional purposes of its ideas for these attracted to holistic or integrative medication anywhere they could be.” (Seyyed Hossein Nasr, writer of technology and Civilization in Islam and professor of Islamic stories at)

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