Avicenna (ibn Sina)

Avicenna (ibn Sina)
Birth 980
Death 1037

Islamic scientist and philosopher in the Aristotelian and Neoplatonic tradition. He put together the first pharmaceutical manuals and medical encyclopaedias, describing in great detail horrific diseases like smallpox, cholera, the plague and leprosy. He advised people on how to lead a healthy lifestyle. The human race isn’t going to forget him any time soon.

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