Huge advancements were made in Medieval Islamic Spain by Al-Zahrawi in the fields of surgery and medicine, as well as by Ibn Al-Baitar in herbal medicine and pharmacology that greatly influenced later generations of European scientists. Al-Zahrawi’s thirty-volume book on medical practice was the benchmark in Europe for centuries. Ibn Al-Baitar compiled a pharmacopeia; classifying over a thousand different medicines, plants and foods and their properties. On top of that, early Muslim hospitals left a lasting impression too.
This video is the second of a two-part series on Muslim contributions to medicine. Check out the first if you missed it!