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November 1, 1952


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Street of Prophets Jerusalem, Israel

JAMA. 1952;150(9):951. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680090115025

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To the Editor:  —I have read Dr. Mahayni's correction entitled "Avicenna" in The Journal, May 24, 1952, page 390. Dr. Mahayni is right, and I am sorry that I am not able to write him directly at Damascus because of political reasons. I would be obliged if you would send a copy of this letter to him.I do not know who was responsible for the following errors in the report on my lecture held in Tel-Aviv in May, 1951 (J. A. M. A., Sept. 8, 1951, page 181): 1. My name is Muntner and not Munther. 2. Avicenna was called ibn Sina and not ibn Sinai. 3. It never occurred to me to call Avicenna a Jewish physician. He is known as the most famous Arab-Persian physician. His chief work, the "Canon," was studied in the middle ages in many Hebrew translations and commentaries. The "Canon" was edited as

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