Avicenna

Avicenna

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: American

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sīnā, commonly known as Ibn Sīnā or by his Latinized name Avicenna, was a Persian polymath, who wrote almost 450 treatises on a wide range of subjects, of which around 240 have survived. In particular, 150 of his surviving treatises concentrate on philosophy and 40 of them concentrate on medicine.

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Source/Notes: As quoted in Familiar Medical Quotations (1968) by Maurice B. Strauss

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