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Avicenna Canon of Medicine Volume 2

UNESCO has declared 2013 as the millennium year of the writing of the Qanun fi al-tibb (Canon of Medicine) by Ibn Sina (Avicenna). A commemorative symposium will be held on June 21, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. The symposium will focus on the philosophy, medical therapy, materia medica and scientific works of Ibn Sina, with particular reference to his monumental work Al-Qanun fi al-tibb which he begun to write in 1013. Published for the first time in English alphabetical order, Volume 2 (of the 5 original volumes) of Canon of Medicine (Law of Natural Healing), is an essential addition to the history of medicine as it holds a treasure of information on natural pharmaceuticals used for over 1000 years to heal various diseases and disorders. Fully color illustrated with a 150 page, 7000 word index of the healing properties of each of the entries, the text itself is an alphabetical listing of the natural pharmaceuticals of the simple compounds. By simple compounds, Avicenna includes the individual plants, herbs, animals and minerals that have healing properties.

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