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ALFONSO TEJEDA, Francisco Iván et al. Avicenna and the transcendence of medicine and the Islamic culture in the western world. EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2016, vol.8, suppl.2, pp.32-47. ISSN 2077-2874.

ABSTRACT Background: Avicenna brilliantly synthesized the knowledge of his time to conform a philosophical and scientific work which has not been sufficiently studied and spread. Objective: to spread the contributions that the Islamic medicine of the Middle Ages bequeathed to the western medicine, through the study of Avicenna´s work. Methods: it was carried out a documental investigation in Villa Clara University of Medical Sciences, from November 2014 to March 2015. Methods of the theoretical level were used: analysis-synthesis, induction-deduction, and the historical-logical one; and empiric: the documental analysis, the observation and images contrasting, that allowed to reconstruct Avicenna's inheritance for the modern medicine contained in historical documents and other consulted bibliographies. Results: knowledge on Avicenna´s work related with his medical activity were obtained when revising his Canon and the engravings on Medicine, emphasis was made in his contributions, they still maintain their validity besides they allow to the new generations of professionals or in training process to acquire more culture, on the important transcendence of this Islamic doctor and philosopher of the 10th century for the concepts and the current medical practice. Conclusions: this study allowed the researches to spread the contributions that the Islamic medicine of the middle ages bequeathed to the western medicine, to include them in undergraduate studies, as a part of the socio-humanistic training of the graduates from the Cuban medical university.

Palabras clave : history of medicine; education, medical.

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