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Plate Showing Avicenna's Cure for Spinal Fracture
12" x 18"
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Plate from The Canon of medicine by the Persian physician philosopher AbuAli AlHussein Ibn Abdullah Ibn Sina known also as Avicenna Avicenna was born in Bukhara now the Soviet Union died in northwest Iran in Numerous books were attributed to him the most important being his medical works This excerpt demonstrates the treatment for a fracturedislocation to the spinal column Top pressure is applied using leverage on a board middle pressure is applied by pounding with a heavy instrument bottom the patient is in traction experiencing local manipulation