Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi
0936 – 1013
Who was Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi?
Abu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas Al-Zahrawi, also known in the West as Albucasis, was an Arab Muslim physician who lived in Al-Andalus. He is considered the greatest medieval surgeon to have appeared from the Islamic World, and 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.
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- Also known as
- Alzahrawi, Albucasis
- Abu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas Al-Zahrawi
- أبو القاسم بن خلف بن العباس الزهراوي
- Spanish people
- Lived in
- Province of Córdoba
on July 23, 2013
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