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Honoring Avicenna, (the Great Persian Physician) on the World’s Postage Stamps
*Ahmadreza Afshar1,
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Author’s affiliation: 1Associate Professor of Orthopedics, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

•Corresponding author and reprints: Amadreza Afshar MD, Department of Orthopedics, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Modaress Street, Ershad Blvd., Urmia 57157- 81351, Iran. E-mail:
Accepted for publication: 24 February 2010


Many nations are indebted to Avicenna (Ibn-Sina) for their scientific progressions and civilization. Many countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe have honored Avicenna, the great Persian scientist, by depicting his vignette on their postage stamps. The symbolic value of Avicenna has been chosen to commemorate scientific occasions, achievements and anniversaries, which represents the ultimate performance of conscious honoring.

Archives of Iranian Medicine,Vol. 13, No. 5, September 2010,447 -453
Keywords: Avicenna, Iran, medical history, philately, postage stamps
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