Medical sciences in the third millennium: an avicennian approach

Seyed Ziaoddin Tabei*, A. Riazi

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This paper sets off with an argument that as an outcome of modernism, medical sciences excluded human soul and spirit and followed a more, if not mere, mechanico-chemical approach in treating patients. It then discusses alternative approaches to medicine and that models of medicine and health care are looking into not only the fundamental spiritual dimension of care, but also the significance of spiritual development of the individual towards healing. The paper presents Avicenna as a forerunner in medical sciences with a (w) holistic view while his contribution to cure and healing will be highlighted. The paper will end with some concluding remarks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-9
Number of pages6
JournalIranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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