Mohammed A. Nurhussein, MD
To the Editor: Updating the ACP Ethics Manual (1) is a timely undertaking. Part 1 of the manual was highly informative and will be of immense help to us in dealing with the ethical complexity of today's practice of medicine. I am looking forward to Part 2.
In the interest of historical accuracy, however, I would like to offer a minor correction of an error. In the overview of the historical evolution of medical ethics, you credit Rhazes with having "compiled his canon." It was Avicenna (Abu Ali Al-Hussain Ibn Abdullah Ibn Sina) and not Rhazes who penned the "Canon
Nurhussein MA. Rhazes and Avicenna. Ann Intern Med. ;111:691–692. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-8-691_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(8):691-692.
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