Ibn Sina’s famous Canon of Medicine (Qanun fi al-tibb) comes to life in English with this translation. It is a clear and ordered Summa of all the medical knowledge. Canon of Medicine, General Medicine, Volume 1 Avicenna s famous Canon of Medicine comes to life in English with this translation. This volume contains. Avicena. Canon medicinae: Flores Auicenne collecti super quinq3 Canonibus quos edidit in medicina, necno[n] super dece[m] & noue[m] libris De a[m]ialibus.

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Avicenna divides the beginning stage of life in the following table, according to Oskar Cameron Gruner’s edition of the Canon of Medicine: London; Wolfe, ; pp 1. In the treatment of laqve Aavicena suggests a weeklong bed rest as the first step 6most likely to differentiate whether the disease has a progressive course and cqnon the event is a result of CVA or not. Avicenna separates these into two categories, which are fairly self explainable within the context of what he had already defined as the temperaments.

Some are “compound members” such as the heart, the liver, and the brain. Laqve Laqve is a disease that involves the face.

Discussion Avicenna’s article conveys valuable information mfdicina present-day medicine by meanings of evolution of our medical knowledge. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Vital, Natural, and Animal [13].

The temperaments are reported to be the interaction between the four different element’s qualities, such as the conflict between dryness, wetness, cold, and hot.

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Avicenna emphasizes the importance of accurate diagnosis and meticulous management of laqve by showing medicinq illustrative case, which had previously been treated by another physician, however, was not cured 6. I treated him with opposite drugs and he recovered in a short period. It set the standards for medicine in Medieval Europe and the Islamic world and was used as a standard medical textbook through the 18th century in Europe.


Tehran; Soroush Press, ; Vol 3, Part 1, pp Avicenna describes also central facial paralysis by accepting laqve as an alarming sign of cerebrovascular accident CVA. This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. It fell out of favour in university syllabi, although it was still cnaon taught as background literature as late as in Padua.

English, Spanish Binding Leather. Mdicina second part is a list of simple floral, mineral, and animal substances. Public domain Public domain false false This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s medlcina plus years or less.

In many of laqve patients sensorial changes are not seen. As I mentioned before, some physicians have considered the affected side as the healthy part.

His service to modern medicine in avixena work is incomparable with any other. It was translated into Latin in the early 15th century and has been innumerably reproduced.

Commentary on Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine, Three Volumes

An interesting part from the Canon is the “Laqve”, which some authors studied in detail and confidently concluded that the article is related either to “trigeminal neuralgia” 1 or “facial paralysis” 8.

A prolific writer in all of these fields, he captured the knowledge of the time in well organized texts. The Canon then describes when temperaments are avicenq, in other words, illness. You should use treatments that are being applied in stroke and spasm events in accordance with the condition of the patient.


Organs are nowhere near ideal in temperament, but skin comes the closest. Le miniature del manoscritto della Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna. Bukhtishu family Ja’far al-Sadiq. The four avcena temperaments and four compound intemperaments can each be divided into “Those apart from any material substance” and “Those in which some material substance is concerned”, for a total of sixteen intemperaments.

Walking has been learnt, but is not steady. That is a valuable therapy for preventing constipation and straining and eventually avoiding increase of intracranial pressure in the case of CVA.

Laqve (cara torcida), considerada en el famoso tratado de Avicena: el canon de la Medicina

Then, that part which goes to the brain to keep it vital and functioning, becomes colder and wetter, and in its composition the serous softness and phlegm vapor dominate. Differentiation of the affected side can simply be made by following examination; when pulled, healthy side returns to its natural posture instantly, whereas affected side does not.

Retrieved 19 December Avicenna lived sometime between and and is counted among the most famous personalities of his time. Folha Iluminada do Canon de Medicina de Avicenna.