Clip of Al-Zahrawi from the award-winning film '1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets'

1001 Inventions

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Al-Zahrawi provided descriptions of how to correct dislocated shoulders, set broken bones, replace missing teeth with replicas and attempt to treat cancers. In a typically sensitive gesture, he designed a knife with a concealed blade intended to calm nervous patients. He also used catgut systematically for sutures in surgery, a procedure continued by surgeons until the middle of the 20th century.

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  • Title: Clip of Al-Zahrawi from the award-winning film '1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets'
  • Original Source: 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets' award-winning short film
  • Rights: All rights reserved ©1001 Inventions
  • External Link: 1001 Inventions and the LIbrary of Secrets
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