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Featured Article ~ AVICENNA

Avicenna at oilsncures.comAbu 'Ali al-Husayn ibn 'Abd Allah ibn Sina, is understandably better known by the Latinised version of his name - Avicenna. He was one of the most outstanding of Arab physicians in an era when Arab medicine was the most advanced in the Western world.

He was born in 980 ad. in the town of Bukhara in Persia (now in the Uzbeckistan). He was by all accounts an infant prodigy, and had memorised the Koran and quantities of Arab poetry by the time he was ten years old. His father provided him with tutors in logic, metaphysics, arithmetic and other sciences until he outgrew his tutors, and continued to educate himself, in subjects including Islamic law, astronomy and medicine until he was 18. resent with other antiseptic agents in use at that time.

By the age of 21 he was already famed for his mastery of allbranches of formal learning, and for his medical prowess, and became physician-in-chief to the hospital at Bhagdad. Inevitably, such a brilliant young man was invited to become personal physician to a succession of Caliphs, and almost equally inevitably, he attracted jealousy and intrigue, as a result of which he spent several periods in prison. Even in prison he continued to study and to write, and he is said to have had such a strong physique that he withstood ordeals that would have killed a lesser man.

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