Surgeon performing surgery, artistic impression

1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions
London, United Kingdom

Ibn al-Quff was a practicing physician and a medical author who left several texts in medicine. He was also a surgeon and the author of the earliest medieval Arabic treatise intended solely for surgeons 'Kitāb al-ʻUmda fi 'l-Ǧirāḥa' or 'Basics in the Art of Surgery': a general medical manual covering anatomy and drugs therapy as well as surgical care, concentrating on wounds and tumours.


  • Title: Surgeon performing surgery, artistic impression
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