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Avicenna (980—1037) Persian-born Islamic philosopher and physician

 

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Of substances used medically to shrink tissues and lessen the discharge of blood or mucus, the best-known was alum (aluminum potassium sulfate), a salt used in compresses to heal wounds. ...

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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