Teaching Reflections Vlog : February 12



L0029162 Drawing of viscera etc., Avicenna, Canon of Medicine
Anatomical drawing by Ibn-Sina found in his Canon of Medicine, 1025 A.D.

As mentioned in my Vlog above, I will be starting a unit on Islamic Civilization in the classroom next week. One of the main things I want students to take away is an understanding of the contributions and achievements of Islamic civilization and how they still affect us today. One of those achievements are the advances in medicine made by Islamic scholars like Ibn-Sina. These are some of the first detailed anatomical drawings of the inner body made in the western world, meaning that modern medical practice can trace its way all the way back to the university and scholar halls of early Baghdad, Iraq.


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