11th century surgical instruments

11th century surgical instruments

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Caption: 11th century surgical instruments. These are reproductions held at The Bukhara Regional Historical museum, Uzbekistan. The Arab physician Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (936-1013) is acknowledged as a pioneer of modern surgery in medieval times. He is widely credited with the development and invention of over 200 surgical instruments and a wide number of medical procedures.

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