Father of Modern Surgery, Abu al Qasim al-Zahrawi, was one of the great figures of Muslim Spain.

He revolutionized how surgery was performed by inventing new methods and tools to help heal patients.

His thirty-volume encyclopedia of medicine ,Al-Tasrif, was used as a standard text for medicine throughout Europe for centuries. Over the course of centuries, it was translated into Latin and other European languages.

Without the procedures and tools that he pioneered, surgery today may still be a barbaric guessing game.