Wax figure of Avicenna unveiled in Tehran

Wax figure of Avicenna unveiled in Tehran
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.

According to English newspaper, Iran Daily, the ceremony marked National Doctors’ Day which is observed each year to coincide with the birth anniversary of Avicenna, August 23.


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.


He 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.


He 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.


He wrote most of his works in Arabic, since it was the dominant language for centuries following the Arab invasion of Iran.


However, 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.



Source: IRNA News Agency




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