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Rabies in medieval Persian literature – the Canon of Avicenna (980–1037 AD)

Overview of attention for article published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, February 2014
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Title
Rabies in medieval Persian literature – the Canon of Avicenna (980–1037 AD)
Published in
Infectious Diseases of Poverty, February 2014
DOI 10.1186/2049-9957-3-7
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Authors

Behnam Dalfardi, Mohammad Hosein Esnaashary, Hassan Yarmohammadi

Abstract

Ibn Sina (980-1037 AD), known by his full name Abu Ali al-Hussain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina and the Latin name 'Avicenna', was a Persian scholar who is primarily remembered for his contributions to the science of medicine. He authored Al-Qanun fi al-Tibb (The Canon of Medicine). Sections of his work are devoted to detailed descriptions of a number of infectious illnesses, particularly rabies. Avicenna described rabies in humans and animals and explained its clinical manifestations, route of transmission, and treatment methods. In this article, our goal is to discuss Avicenna's 11th-century points of view on rabies and compare them with modern medical knowledge.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 30 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 20%
Student > Master 5 17%
Researcher 2 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Other 6 20%
Unknown 7 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 13%
Arts and Humanities 3 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Other 5 17%
Unknown 7 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 February 2017.
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#2,639,642
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#104
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#42,633
of 192,767 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Infectious Diseases of Poverty
#6
of 10 outputs
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