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What is Contribution of Ibn Zuhr (Avenzoar) to Surgery and Medicine.?

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Asked by truth exposed, 31 Jan '13 09:37 pm
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This study of the original Arabic edition of the book Al-Taisir Fil-Mudawat Wal-Tadbeer (Book of Simplification Concerning Therapeutics and Diet) written by the Muslim physician Abu-Marwan Abdel-Malik Ibn Zuhr (Avenzoar, ) aimed at evaluating his contributions to the progress of surgery and providing English translations of relevant excerpts. Ibn Zuhr s unique experiment performing a tracheotomy on a goat, proved the safety of this operation in humans and represented a further step in the development of the experimental school started by Al-Razi (Rhazes) of Baghdad in the ninth century who is known to have given monkeys doses of mercury to test it as a drug for human use. Ibn Zuhr also performed post mortems on sheep in the course of his clinical research on treatment of ulcerating diseases of the lungs. Same as all his predecessors in the Islamic Era, he stressed the importance of a practical and sound knowledge of anatomy for surgical trainees. Furthermore, Ibn Zuhr insisted on a wel ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 31 Jan '13 09:43 pm

 
  
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Good doc i guess
Answered by conviction, 31 Jan '13 09:52 pm

 
  
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Ibn Zuhr was known for his emphasis on a more rational, empiric basis of medicine. His major work, Al-Taysr fil-Mudwt wal-Tadbr ("Book of Simplification Concerning Therapeutics and Diet"), was translated into Latin and Hebrew and was influential to the progress of surgery. He also improved surgical and medical knowledge by keying out several diseases and their treatments.

Ibn Zuhr performed the first experimental tracheotomy on a goat.He is thought to have made the earliest description of bezoar stones as medicinal items.
Answered by iqbal seth, 01 Feb '13 07:01 am

 
  
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