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An analysis of historical vignettes by Ibn Sina in the Canon of Medicine on the structure and function of the cardiorespiratory apparatus
Published in Academy of Medical Sciences of I.R. Iran
2017
PMID: 28646848
Volume: 20
   
Issue: 6
Pages: 386 - 388
Abstract
Ibn Sina is regarded as one of the greatest physicians, thinkers and medical scholars in the history of medicine. Ibn Sina, a Persian scholar in the medieval era, wrote a famous book of medicine, the Canon of Medicine. The book was adopted as the main textbook of medicine in most Western and Persian universities. In the present critique, we analyzed the functional and anatomic descriptions of the heart, airways and the lungs as viewed by Ibn Sina in volume three of the Canon of Medicine textbook, and compared them to modern anatomy texts. © 2009 by Academy of Medical Sciences of the I.R. Iran.
About the journal
JournalArchives of Iranian Medicine
PublisherAcademy of Medical Sciences of I.R. Iran
ISSN10292977
Open AccessNo