Abulcasis

Abulcasis

(ä`bo͞olkä`sĭs) or

Abu Khasim

(ä`bo͞o kä`sĭm), Arab physician, d. c.1013, b. near Córdoba, Spain. His chief work, a detailed account of surgery and medicine, was for many years the leading surgical textbook. Known as the Tasrif [the collection], it consisted of three parts, dealing with cautery, with surgery, and with fractures and dislocations. It was translated many times into Latin and into other languages. His name also appears as Albucasis.
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907 with Mesue, Grabadin, edited by Johannes Theobaldus and Marcus de Papia; Abulcasis, Liber servitoris de praeparatione medicinarum simplicium, translated by Abraham Tortuosiensis and edited by Simon a Cordo ([Strasbourg: Johann Priiss, about 1483-1484]).
Al-Tasrif" included descriptions and illustrations of more than 200 surgical instruments, many of which Abulcasis created himself (i.
Surgical instruments have come a long way since the time of Abulcasis.
Respecto al talento diplomatico de Hasdai y sus logros en este campo destacaremos su intervencion en las negociaciones con el embajador de Oton I Johannes de Gorze que llego a la capital califal en 956, y con la reina Toda de Navarra, que acudio a Cordoba en el ano 958 con su nieto Sancho I el Craso, rey de Leon (956-958/960-966), que buscaba el apoyo de Abd ar-Rahman para recuperar su reino y los servicios medicos de Hasdai y de Abulcasis (5) para curarse de su
Abulcasis era descendiente de los Ansar ('Auxiliares') del Profeta Muhammad en Medina.