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General Information On Ibn Zuhr...

General Information: He an Arab-Muslim physician and surgeon, and was regarded the most renowned physician of “Al Andalus”, labelled the “the greatest medical clinician of the western caliphate” He was born in Seville, (Now Spain)  in 1091/c. 1094 A.D. He belonged to the Banu Zuhr family, who was of Arab origin, and known for generations of physicians. He completed his education and specialized in medicine, he entered the service of “Almoravides”, but after their defeat by the Muuwahedoon, he served under the first Muwahid ruler. Ibn Zuhr was one of the greatest physicians and clinicians of the Muslim golden era. Contrasting other doctors and the general medical practice of Muslim scholars at the time, Ibn Zuhr specialized in one field and this helped him produce works of “everlasting fame”. Ibn Zuhr disliked medical speculation, and wrote the book Taysīr fī al-mudāwāt wa al-tadbīr (“Practical Manual of Treatments and Diet”), later translated into Hebrew and Latin. He described many diseases such as serious pericarditis (inflammation of the membranous sac surrounding the heart) and mediastinal abscesses (affecting the organs and tissues in the thoracic cavity above the diaphragm, excluding the lungs) and described surgical procedures for tracheotomy, excision of cataracts, and removal of kidney stones. Ibn Zuhr conducted a unique experiment by performing a tracheotomy on a goat, and proved the safety of this operation on humans. Also, this represented a further step in the development of the experimental school started by Al-Razi in Baghdad later in the 9th century. Ibn Zuhr stressed the importance of a practical and sound knowledge of anatomy for surgical trainees. Furthermore, Ibn Zuhr insisted on a well supervised and structured training program for the surgeon-to-be, before allowing him to operate independently. Overall, Ibn Zuhr was a successful physician that was able...