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Quarantine Pioneer, Ibn Sina

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Quarantine isn’t new

quarantine inventor ibn sina thumbnailQuarantine has become a common word in our 2020 vocabulary. Did you know this is a long-established practice for helping stop the spread of illness and disease? Ibn Sina, also known as Avicenna, was a highly influential Persian scientist who lived during the Middle Ages. He was what is known as a polymath, someone who has a great knowledge in many subjects. Ibn Sina was an expert on astronomy, psychology, mathematics, physics, and geology, just to name a few.

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More about Ibn Sina

His most notable contributions were in medicine. He invented the practice of quarantining sick individuals to stop the spread of disease. He also went on to write multiple books that were used as the standard texts for practicing medicine throughout the Middle East and Europe for centuries.

Featured image “Avicenna Portrait on Silver Vase” source: Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons