Ayurveda or Hindu System of Medical Science

Ayurveda or Hindu System of Medical Science

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Item Code: NAE654
Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications
Language: English
Edition: 1998
ISBN: 817030184X
Pages: 144
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.0 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 290 gm
About the Book

A Popular History of Hindu Medicine is a desideratum in English Literature: - and yet the growing spirit of age calls for a systematic arrangement of the subject. Amidst the mass of writings scattered in the pages of forgotten works on classical India, this book will, it is hoped, serve as beacons in directing the foot-steps of the rising general, and tend to inspire them with zeal to pursue their course of investigation in the realms of antiquity. The subject dealt are Antiquity of the Hindu Medical System, Mythical Account of the antiquity of Ayurveda, Hindu medical works and their authors, Synopsis of the leading medical works (Atreya Samhita), Analysis of Charaka, Sushurta, The rank of the Hindu physicians, The duty of the physicians and his attendents, The physicians fees, Hindu physiology: Growth of the human body, The three period of a man's life, Structure of the body, Hindu materia medica, Hindu pharmacy, Hindu hygiene, Hindu surgery.

The book is being published under Indian Medical Science Series

Preface

A popular History of Hindu Medicine is a desideratum in English Literature and yet the growing spirit of the age calls for a systematic arrangement of the subject. This miniature History of Hindu Ayur- Veda' is the growth of the times. Amidst the mass of writings scattered in the pages of forgotten works on classical Hind, this little book will, it is hoped, serve as beacons in directing the foot-steps of the rising generation, and tend to inspire them with zeal to pursue their course of investigation in the realms of antiquity, and stimulate them to fulfill the heritage of the intellectual glory of their sires worthy of the tradition of their race.

It now remains to add that the materials of this sketch were mostly gleaned from the monumental work of Dr. Thomas A. Wise, to the genius of whose pen the world is indebted for a comprehensive Review of the History of Medicine.

Contents

Antiquity of the Hindu Medical System1
Mythical Account of the Antiquity of Ayurveda5
Historical Account of the Antiquity of Ayurveda10
Hindu Medical Works and their Authors22
Synopsis of the Leading Medical Works (Atreya Samhita)29
Analysis of Charaka33
Sushruta39
The Rank of the Hindu Physicians43
The Duty of the Physician and his Attendants44
The Physician's fees51
Hindu Physiology; Growth of the Human Body53
The Three Period of a Man's Life61
Structure of the Body62
Hindu Materia Medica73
Hindu Pharmacy80
Hindu Hygiene112
Hindu Surgery119
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