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Surgical Instruments Exhibition

Around the year 1,000, the celebrated doctor Al Zahrawi published a 1,500 page illustrated encyclopedia of surgery that was used in Europe as a medical reference for the next 500 years. The Iranian National Science and Technology Museum surgical instruments exhibition try to demonstrate the advance of surgery in the Islamic civilization by reconstruction and demonstration of some of these instruments and their usage over time. These instruments are illustrated in the Kitab al-Tasrif, written by Abu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas Al-Zahrawi (936–1013).

For example you can see there:

Spoon and scoop

Usage: Put medication and balm on lesion and wounds

Rod

Usage: Suck worm in ear

Raspatory

Usage: Scraping or abrading bones in surgical or anatomical operations.

Forceps

Forceps

Ring cautery

Usage: Treatment for diarrhea, cancer and pain in thigh, sciatica and tummy.

Surgical scissors

Usage: Dissect tonsil