Cranioplasty in medieval Persia and the potential spread of this knowledge to Europe

@article{Shoja2012CranioplastyIM,
  title={Cranioplasty in medieval Persia and the potential spread of this knowledge to Europe},
  author={Mohammadali M Shoja and Paul S. Agutter and Marious Loukas and Ghaffar Shokouhi and Majid Khalili and Mehdi Farhoudi and R Shane Tubbs},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={1993-1996}
}
Skull trepanation is an ancient and often religious act found in remains from around the world. However, cranioplasty for the surgical treatment of skull pathologies is a relatively recent phenomenon. In this paper, we focus on the account of skull injury and cranioplasty in medieval Persia. Herein, we describe and translate the over 500-year-old writings of the Persian physician Baha al-Dowleh Razi regarding cranioplasty in an excerpt from his book entitled Khulasat al-Tajarib (Summary of… CONTINUE READING