Investigation of suture surgery with ant by Hakim Mohammad the Iranian surgeon of Safavid Era (1501 to 1736)
Keywords:Hakim Muhammad, Ant, Suture, Wound Healing, Persian Medicine
Hakim Mohammad, a military physician, and surgeon of the Safavid Era (1501 to 1736) and the author of Dhakhira-Yi-Kamilah book, served as a young man in the Ottoman Empire Officer as a surgeon physician. In this study, the method of suturing by Hakim Mohammad has been introduced. Suturing with ant was a wound healing method that was carried out by Hakim Muhammad to treat the wounds of certain areas of the body, by a special species of ants called fire ants, and by the lower jaw of these ants.
Also, Hakim Mohammed suggested specific food and drug in order to take care of the wound and control infection and pain followed by this type of suture. Study of the treatment methods of predecessors shows us developments and the path to the progress of surgical affairs and can be used in the direction of further advances.
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