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Avicenna (Ibn Sina).
Avicennae medicorum Arabum principis, liber canonis, de medicinis cordialibus, et cantica.
Basel, Johannes Herwagen, 1556.. Folio (260 x 355 mm). (44), (4), 5-1104 (misnumbered 2004), (38) pp. With woodcut t. p. vignette, 2 ff. containing 6 fine woodcut illustrations of an Arabic physician treating a patient (pp. 893f.), one full page woodcut diagram (p. 756), ornamental woodcut initials, a few small woodcut diagrams in the text. Cantica in 2 cols., indexes in 3 cols. Roman and italic types, printed shoulder notes on inner margins. 17th century mottled calf, spine with six raised bands with giltstamped label. All edges red.. Magnificent 1556 folio edition of the classic Latin translation of the greatest work of Ibn Sina, hailed as "the most famous medical text ever written" (Garrison/M. 43). A re-issue of the first edition ever to contain illustrations (six meticulous woodcuts of a physician performing chiropractic treatments, as well as a diagram of the human eye anatomy), first published thus only the previous year by Giunta's heirs in Venice. Translated by Gerard of Cremona. No edition in the original Arabic was printed until 1593. - Ibn Sina's "Keta-b al-qanun fi'l-tebb" ("Canon of Medicine"), written in Arabic but widely translated throughout the Middle Ages and the basis of medical training in the West as late as the mid-17th century. Completed in 1025, the Qanun is divided into 5 books, devoted to the basic principles of medicine, the Materia Medica (listing about 800 drugs), pathology, diseases affecting the body as a whole and finally the formulary. - Ibn Sina (c. 980-1037), known in the Western tradition as Avicenna, was physician to the ruling caliphs. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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