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Al Qanoon Fil Tib Pdf 26

Al Qanoon Fil Tib Pdf 26

Al Qanoon Fil Tib (The Canon of Medicine) is a famous medical encyclopedia written by the Persian physician and philosopher Avicenna (Ibn Sina) in the 11th century. It is considered one of the most influential and comprehensive works in the history of medicine, covering various aspects of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment, and pharmacology. The Canon of Medicine was translated into Latin, Hebrew, and other languages, and became a standard reference for medical students and practitioners in Europe and the Islamic world for centuries.

The Canon of Medicine consists of five books: The first book deals with general principles and theories of medicine; the second book covers materia medica and pharmacology; the third book discusses specific diseases from head to toe; the fourth book focuses on systemic diseases and emergencies; and the fifth book contains formularies and compound drugs. The Canon of Medicine is based on the principles of Galen and Hippocrates, but also incorporates Avicenna's own observations and experiments, as well as the knowledge of other ancient and contemporary sources.


One of the oldest copies of the second book of the Canon of Medicine is preserved by the Institute of Manuscripts of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (IMANAS). It was printed in Rome in 1593 by the Medici Press, which was established by Pope Gregory XIII to promote the study of Arabic and other oriental languages. The second book contains about 800 simple drugs derived from plants, animals, and minerals, arranged alphabetically according to their Arabic names. It also includes descriptions of their properties, effects, indications, contraindications, doses, and preparations. The second book is followed by Avicenna's Kitab al-Najat (The Book of Salvation), which is an abridgment of his philosophical work Kitab al-Shifa (The Book of Healing).

The PDF file of this rare manuscript can be downloaded from the UNESCO Mediabank website. It contains 26 pages of high-resolution images, showing the original Arabic text and the Latin translation. The PDF file also includes a brief introduction and a table of contents in English. The PDF file is a valuable resource for scholars and students who are interested in the history and development of medicine and pharmacology.

For more information about the Canon of Medicine and its author Avicenna, you can visit the Wikipedia page or search for other web sources using Bing.


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