outstanding “The Canon of Medicine” was unveiled during a ceremony attended by
cultural and scientific figures.
individual version is a 14-volume medical encyclopedia written by Islamic
scientist and physician Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna) and completed in 1025. The book was
based on a combination of his own personal experience, medieval Islamic
medicine, the writings of the Roman physician Galen, the Indian physicians
Sushruta and Charaka, and Persian medicine, in addition to aspects of Chinese
materia medica. Originally written in the Arabic language, the book was later
translated into a number of other languages, including Persian, Latin, Chinese,
Hebrew, German, French and English. The Canon is considered one of the most
famous books in the history of medicine.
head of the center of anthropology encyclopedia, Sadegh Mahfouzi said: About 3
months ago the book was purchased by the museum and is was kept as a new work
between Avicenna’s works accommodated in the research museum so far.
center of Iran’s anthropology encyclopedia is one of the biggest centers
accommodating hand written works and manuscripts. Moreover the center
communicates with universal scientific centers as UNESCO, Oxford, New York
city’s university, Moscow University and Hamburg Islamic center.
300 book titles as well as dozen’s or articles on anthropology and technologic
matters are among the center’s activities.
IBNA News Agency