Avicenna came to be better known in the West than any of the other Arabian writers, and his name carried great weight with it.
Rhazes, Haly-Abbas, and Avicenna were universally invoked and explained.
Avicenna maketh no bones to assert that the several kinds of madness are infinite.
Some, like Avicenna, went through the whole circle of the sciences.
For notes on Avicenna's arithmetic, see Woepcke, Propagation, p. 502.
Avicenna says that bad water may be corrected by the addition of vinegar.
Thus Avicenna, like his predecessors, tried to harmonize the abstract forms of philosphy with the religious faith of his nation.
This became the leading text-book of medicine for the Arabs until replaced by the "Canon of Avicenna" some two centuries later.
Avicenna, an Arabian doctor of the tenth century, was the first to extract from Roses their fragrant perfume by distillation.
His first book on anatomy he proposed to found on that of Avicenna and "on his personal experience as he has seen it."
Latinization of name of Ibn Sina (980-1037), Persian philosopher and physician. Full name Abū ‘Alī al-Husayn ibn ‘Abd Allāh ibn Sīnā al-Balkhī.
Avicenna Av·i·cen·na (āv'ĭ-sěn'ə), 980-1037.
Persian physician and philosopher noted for his Canon of Medicine, a standard medical textbook used in Europe until the 17th century.