Hektoen International

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  • Avicenna, the prince of physicians

    Shireen RafeeqIslamabad, Pakistan When Husain Ibn Sina said in his memoirs that he understood all the sciences “as far as is humanly possible,” he was not exaggerating.1 Known to the West as Avicenna, he was one of the most extraordinary men ever to grace this earth. Sir William Osler called him “the prototype of the…