Canon Medicinae

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Title

Canon Medicinae

Abstract

The Canon medicinae, a compendium of medical knowledge and a guide to clinical teaching, was derived from Galenic writings and infused by Avicenna with Arabic medical lore. The first three books were printed in Latin in 1472, and a complete edition appeared the following year. The edition displayed here is the first appearance of the Canon in print as well as the first printing of a medical treatise in Hebrew—and the only one produced during the fifteenth century.

Creator

Avicenna, 980-1037

Date Created

1491, circa

Extent

1 page

Identifier

E2003.1.51

Provenance

Purchased for the Solomon M. Hyams Collection of the Boston Medical Library, 1931

Files

http://stage.collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/E2003151.jpg

Citation

Avicenna, 980-1037, “Canon Medicinae,” OnView, accessed June 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6440.