Avicenna’s Contribution in Creating Medical Educational Poems

Alli Saberi, Hamid Sharifi

Abstract


Avicenna’s capability in providing medical educational poems as a distinguished technology in medicine is one of the dimensions of his complicated character that has been ignored despite the fact that he was skillful and the initiator of this field. Various translations of his great and complete medical poem to French, English and also numerous handwritten manuscripts in the libraries across world prove the importance of this subject. The aim of this paper is to provide a brief history of educational verse and its entrance into medicine and to cast light upon Avicenna’s contribution in creating such poems from descriptive-analytic viewpoint. This study not only paves the way for international interaction but also presents Avicenna’s brilliancy and creativity, as an influential Persian speaker, in this field.


Keywords


Avicenna, educational verse, medicine, poem.

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