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Al-Zahrawi or Albucasis: the father of modern surgery

537978_592693670741189_424762765_nAbu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas Al-Zahrawi (936–1013):

Al-Zahrawi or Albucasis was an Arab Muslim physician .
He has been described by many as the father of modern surgery.
His greatest contribution to medicine is the Kitab al-Tasrif, a thirty-volume encyclopedia of medical practices.
His pioneering contributions to the field of surgical procedures and instruments had an enormous impact in the East and West well into the modern period, where some of his discoveries are still applied in medicine to this day.

Source: “Al-Zahrawi – The Father of Surgery”, ANZ Journal of Surgery