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Muslim Medical Inventions in the Golden Age

Invention of Surgical instruments A wide variety of surgical instruments and techniques were invented in the Muslim world, as well as the refinement of earlier instruments and techniques. The following instruments are known to have been invented by Muslim surgeons: Hollow hypodermic needle and injection syringe by Ammar ibn Ali al-Mawsili (c. 1000). Over 200 …

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Old surgical instruments

Surgical instruments weren’t all stainless steel-shiny and sterile-looking from the start. In fact some of the earliest instruments were made of wood, rocks, and iron. The history and evolution of surgical instruments (and surgery itself) is very interesting, inspiring and horrifying at times (considering earlier operations were performed with no anesthesia and limited sterility). You …

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