At-Tasrif liman ‘Ajiza ‘an at-Ta’lif (The Method of Medicine). At-Tasrif is a medical encyclopedia compendium of 30 volumes compiled from medical data that. The Patna Manuscript of Al-Zahrawi’s Al-Tasrif. Minaret Research Network. Hundreds of thousands of medical manuscripts, written by Muslim physicians during. Kitab al-Tasrif – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online for free.

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He has ben considered the greatest medieval surgeon to have appeared and has been described as the father of surgery.

He devoted his entire life and genius to the advancement of medicine as a whole and surgery in particular. He invented most of the many surgical tools, including the scalpel, today we are still using basic mechanics of his invetions worldwide.

Al-Zahrawi’s 30 chapter medical treatise, Kitab al-Tasrif, completed in the yearcovered a broad range of medical topics, including dentistry and childbirth, which contained data that had accumulated during a career that spanned almost 50 years of training, teaching and practice. It encompassed the entire medical and surgical fields then known and it has been considered the first illustrated scientific text in history.


On Surgery and Instruments is an illustrated surgical guide written by Al-Zahrawi. On Surgery and Instruments contributed many technological innovations, notably mitab tools to use in specific surgeries.

In ” On Surgery and Instruments “, he draws diagrams of each tool used kjtab different procedures to clarify how to carry out the steps of each treatment.

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The full text consists of three books, intended for medical students looking forward to gaining more knowledge within the field of surgery regarding procedures and the necessary tools. Al-Tasrif was later translated into Latin by Gerard of Cremona in the 12th century, and illustrated.

For perhaps five centuries during the European Middle Ages, it was the primary source for European medical knowledge, and served as a reference for doctors and surgeons. The 30th Chapter kittab On Surgery ” was the major source for many European surgical treatises from the Middle Ages until the Renaissance and bridged Western and Eastern surgery.

Al-Zahrawi claims that his knowledge comes from careful reading of previous medical texts as well as his own experience: We salute all the fathers of surgery and practicians. Medical Supplies Med Today’s Spain He has ben considered the tasriff medieval surgeon to have appeared and has been described as the father of surgery.


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Kitab al-Tasrif He devoted his entire life and genius to the kifab of medicine as a whole and surgery in particular. On Surgery and Instruments The 30th and most important treatise, On Surgery and Instruments, is a detailed discourse on surgery, also describes surgical management of ectropion, entropion, trichiasis, symblepharon, nasal and jaw fractures, gynaecomastia, breast cancer, skin cancer, cleft lip, hermaphroditism and hypospadias.

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