Acta Scientific Pharmacology

Review Article Volume 1 Issue 7

The Forgotten Greatest Surgeon

Atir Ali

Student, Future Institute of Pharmacy, Bareilly, UP, India

*Corresponding Author: Atir Ali, Student, Future Institute of Pharmacy, Bareilly, UP, India.

Received: May 28, 2020; Published: June 30, 2020



The forgotten surgeon (Al-Zahrawi) his full name was Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf ibn al- ‘Abbās al-Zahrāwī al-Ansari (936-1013). He was born in Medina Azahara, Al-Andalus (near present-day Córdoba, Spain). He as has been also describe as the father of surgery. He was a Muslim by religion. His notable ideas and notable works were very useful in the history. His notable ideas and notable works are Founder of modern surgical and medical instruments; Father of Surgery and Kitab al-Tasrif respectively. He was the first who invents or found surgical instruments in 9th century. He was the first physician to identify the hereditary nature of haemophilia, to describe an abdominal pregnancy, a subtype of ectopic pregnancy that in those days was a fatal affliction. He also done some work in pharmacology and cosmetics, Al-Zahrawi pioneered the preparation of medicines by sublimation and distillation.

Keywords: Father of Surgery; Haemophilia; Abdominal Pregnancy; Ectopic Pregnancy; Kitab-Al-Tasrif; Pharmacology and Cosmetics; Distillation; Sublimation



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Citation: Atir Ali. “The Forgotten Greatest Surgeon".Acta Scientific Pharmacology 1.7 (2020): 26-29.


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