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If you wish to avoid illness, divide your stomach into three parts, A third for respiration, a third for food and the rest for water.
–Ibn Sina

Avicenna’s The Canon of Medicine

‘Sensory perception stops at its exterior, while anatomy (dissection) enables us to learn about the interior; the hidden part consists of the powers of its mind. These mental powers motivate the human being, and cause it to carry out its various activities and behave as a human being’. To Ibn Sina, the human is a tangible body on the outside, revealed within by means of anatomy…

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980–1037 CE

The Persian polymath Avicenna (Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Al-Ḥasan ibn ʿAlī ibn Sīnā, 980–1037) completed his Canon of Medicine (Al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb) during the first quarter of the eleventh century. This masterpiece was destined to become one of the most influential medical texts in both the Arabo-Islamic world and in pre-modern Europe, an influence that lasted until the eighteenth century. In the five books of the Canon, Avicenna effectively organized in a synthetic and didactic structure the teachings of Graeco-Roman physicians that had been translated into Syriac and Arabic in the eighth and ninth centuries and assimilated in the wider medieval Islamic world.

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