Avicenna (AD 980 to 1037) and the care of the newborn infant and breastfeeding

  title={Avicenna (AD 980 to 1037) and the care of the newborn infant and breastfeeding},
  author={Houchang D Modanlou},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  • H. Modanlou
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Perinatology
A brief historical review of medicine during the fourth century Islamic civilization or eleventh century AD in Persia or Iran was undertaken with its focus on Avicenna. A physician–philosopher, named Ibn Sina or Avicenna (980 to 1037), followed and further expanded the tradition of western philosophy and medicine by Aristotle, Hippocrates and Galen. Avicenna, a physician, philosopher, astrologist, anatomist, pharmacologist, ethicist and poet wrote, the Canon of Medicine, the most comprehensive… 

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