Ibn Sina (Avicenna) was born in 980 in ancient Persia. The multi-skilled Ibn Sina was regarded as one of the top thinkers of the Islamic Golden Age. He was a philosopher, physician, astronomer, and writer. His books The Book of Healing and The Canon of Medicine are credited as the foundation of western medicine.
Cynthia Yuan Cheng announced her illustration on Twitter:
My most recent doodle is up today! Ibn Sina was a Muslim philosopher whose book, ‘The Canon of Medicine’, “is now credited as forming the basis of Western medicine.” I’m honored to create a doodle for such an influential figure!
Read more about Ibn: https://t.co/0LcS5pTC52 pic.twitter.com/n81uXx5phh
— had to do it to em 🙏 @FLAMECON🔥J59B (@cynthiaycheng) August 6, 2018
Past Medical History shared an illuminated page of Ibn Sina’s The Canon of Medicine on Twitter:
The first page of the The Canon of Medicine – an encyclopedia of medicine in five books compiled by Persian philosopher Avicenna (Ibn Sina) and originally completed in 1025. This arabic manuscript dates to 1597 #histmed pic.twitter.com/b6i481befa
— Past Medical History (@PastMedHistory) August 7, 2018
His birthday (August 7) coincides with the reintroduction of U.S. sanctions on Iran. On Twitter, Saeed Kamali Dehghan writes:
On the day Trump sanctions against Iran comes into force, Google changes its logo to celebrate Iranian polymath Avicenna, the father of modern medicine. A reminder that US sanctions will put the lives of millions of Iranian patients at risk, as one doctor told me today. pic.twitter.com/sUBdwwXHai
— Saeed Kamali Dehghan (@SaeedKD) August 7, 2018
Read mover about Ibn Sina and the Google Doodle here: https://www.google.com/doodles/ibn-sinas-1038th-birthday