Wax of Avicenna was unveiled in ceremony attended by Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi and Leader’s Advisor on International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati in Tehran.
to English newspaper, Iran Daily, the ceremony marked National Doctors’ Day
which is observed each year to coincide with the birth anniversary of Avicenna,
also known as Ibn Sina, was a Persian and Muslim physician, astronomer,
alchemist, chemist, logician, mathematician, metaphysician, philosopher,
physicist, poet, scientist, theologian, and statesman. He was born around 980
AD in Afshana near Bukhara then a part of Iran and now in Uzbekistan and died
in 1037 AD in the city of Hamadan.
is regarded as the father of the modern medicine for introducing systematic
experimentation and quantification into the study of physiology and
contributing to the discovery of contagious diseases. He is also considered the
father of the fundamental concept of momentum in physics.
wrote some 450 books on a wide range of subjects, many of which concentrated on
philosophy and medicine. His most famous works are the ‘Book of Healing’ and
the ‘Canon of Medicine’, which was a standard medical text at many Islamic and
European universities until the 18th century.
wrote most of his works in Arabic, since it was the dominant language for
centuries following the Arab invasion of Iran.
he also wrote a large manual on philosophical science entitled ‘Danesh-Naame
Alai’ and a small paper on the pulse in his native language, Persian.
IRNA News Agency