D’ABANO:The good and the less good of history in medicine..fascinating
…and Columbus-heavily Supervision]
How little of medical history do I know!!
Ok we can’t know everything, but I hope that with all the new virtual teaching techniques student will learn some more now
His translations of the books of the great learned rabbi Abraham Aben Ezra
In the 15th century, Christopher Columbus used al-Farghani’s estimate for the Earth’s circumference as the basis for his voyages to America. However, Columbus mistook al-Farghani’s 7091-foot Arabic mile to be a 4856-foot Roman mile.