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Abu Kasim (also Abu al-Qasim) was a physician in Cordoba, Spain, and he is considered the 'Father of Modern Surgery'.
Abu Kasim was the most famous physician of his time and he treated patients from all over Europe.
He is best known for several original breakthroughs in surgery, as an inventor of several surgical instruments, and for his famous Medical Encyclopedia. He employed vivisection of animals for his research, and wrote a standard text book on surgery which was translated into Latin and many other European languages.
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