Congress of the 1,000th Anniversary of the compilation of Avicenna’s ‘The Canon of Medicine’ was held on Tuesday in which the event’s president Ali Akbar Velayati said: “Sir William Osler had noted that Canon remained "a medical bible for a longer time than any other work.”
began writing his major medical composition, Kitab al-Qanun fi al-tibb (Canon
of Medicine) in Gorgan, at the southeast corner of the Caspian Sea, and
continued its composition in Rayy, an important medieval city south of modern
Tehran. The work was completed in Hamadan even further southwest, where he died
in 1037 CE (428 H).
'The Canon of Medicine’ has been translated into several
languages including French, German, English, Uzbek, Hebrew, Persian and Urdu,
the secretary of the conference Ali Iranmanesh said that the stamp of Avicenna
will be unveiled during the congress’s closing ceremony.
Congress of the 1,000th Anniversary of the compilation of Avicenna’s ‘The Canon
of Medicine’ which opened on Tuesday will run for three days in Tehran and
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