Item #4011 Illustrated Susruta Samhita Vol 1-3. K R. Srikantha Murthy.

Illustrated Susruta Samhita Vol 1-3

101: Chaukhambha Orientalia, 2012. Hardcover. Text in English. 1965 pp. Worn dust jacket, covers and corners. Page edges have some stains.

Suśruta samhita is the first authoritative book on Ayurveda. It has the distinction of being the only authentic text on ancient Indian surgery and contains the description of many wonderful surgical feats conducted by ancient Indian surgeons.

Suśruta, the author of the book is the pioneer in performing repair and reconstruction of mutilated organs of the human body, known now a days as "plastic surgery". His method of repairing the mutilated nose-Rhinoplasty has been adopted by European surgeons under the name "The Indian method". He was the first medical man to have conducted dissection of the human dead body and described the anatomy of the human being. He was the first surgeon in the world to insist on training the students in surgical techniques using fruits, vegetables and artificially prepared parts of the human body. He describes all aspects of surgery pre-operative measures, method of operation in detail and post-operative care. His methods of "battle field surgery" were the most scientific methods appropriate to those days. He has described many surgical instruments which had been fabricated idealy.

His surgical operation included removal of foreign bodies, treatment of bones and joints (orthopedics) wounds, obstructed labour (obstretrics) abdominal surgery, diseases of the eyes (ophthalmology) ear, nose, throat and head, urinary calculus and many more. With all these merits Suśruta samhita is considered a book "par excellence on ancient Indian surgery". In addition to surgery, it also deals with all other branches of Ayurveda such as Kaya cikitsa (inner medicine) Agada tantra (toxicology), Balaroga (paediatrics) and doctrines of physiology, pharmacology, hygiene, maintainance of health. foods and drugs etc. Thus Suśruta samhita is a classical text of Ayurveda, studied assiduously since very early times to the present day not merely by Indians but even by medical men of many western countries. Good / Good. Item #4011
ISBN: 9788176370677

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