Iran marks august 23 the birth anniversary of Abu Ali Sina, known in the west as Avicenna, as the National Doctors Day.
born 980 CE in a village near Bukhara, then capital of Iranian Samanid Empire,
was a great Iranian philosopher, physician and scientist who had some 450 books
on a wide range of issues, among them medicine and philosophy. As a result of
efforts by such pioneers as Avicenna, Iran is now among the 12 countries with
advanced technology and knowledge in medicine and can serve as a health tourism
was a polymath regarded both in West and East as one of the most significant
thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age.
most famous works are The Book of Healing – a great philosophical and
scientific encyclopedia – and The Canon of Medicine, an overview of all aspects
of medicine that became a standard medical text at many medieval universities
and remained in use as late as 1650. He died in June 1037, in his fifty-eighth
year and was buried in Hamadan midwest of Iran.
Iran honors top doctors and physicians who
have made great contributions to the country’s national health on National
is well-known to serve as a health tourism center in the region and its doctors
have always been pioneers in science and medicine through history.
MEHR News Agency