Materia Indica; Or, Some Account of Those Articles which are Employed by the Hindoos and Other Eastern Nations in Their Medicine, Arts and Agriculture: Comprising Also Formulae with Practical Observations...
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826
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Page viii - St'hana, or a supplementary section on various local diseases, or affections of the eye, ear, &c. — In all these divisions, however, surgery, and not general medicine, is the object of the Susruta.
Page 175 - Arabs recommend the root-bark as being the most astringent part of the plant, and a perfect specific in cases of tapeworm ; it is given in decoction, prepared with two ounces of fresh bark, boiled in a pint and a half of water till but three quarters of a pint remain ; of this, when cold, a wineglassful may be drunk every half-hour till the whole is taken.
Page xxiii - When separation of the informed soul from its corporeal frame at length takes place, and nature in respect of it ceases, then is absolute and final deliverance accomplished.
Page xxi - I am persuaded that a connexion subsisted between the old idolatrous nations of Egypt, India, Greece, and Italy, long before they emigrated to their several settlements, and consequently before the birth of Moses...
Page 323 - This bark, as it appears in the Indian bazars, is commonly in pieces about a foot long, and as thick as the wrist, of a dark colour outside, and of a faint sweetish taste ; it is considered as alterative and attenuant, and is prescribed in decoction, in the quantity of 4 ounces or more twice daily.
Page 93 - It has a strong muriatic but not disagreeable smell. Its leaves are exceedingly acrid ; they are used universally by the natives to raise blisters in rheumatic pains, fevers, &c. The fresh leaves, bruised and applied to the part intended to be blistered, perform their office in the course of half an hour or a little more, and most effectually.
Page xxx - ... must be a person of strict veracity, and of the greatest sobriety and decorum ; he ought to be thoroughly skilled in all the commentaries on the Ayurveda, and be otherwise a man of sense and benevolence ; his heart must be charitable, his temper calm, and his constant study how to do good. Such a man is properly called a good physician ; and such a physician ought still daily to improve his mind by an attentive perusal of scientific books.
Page xxi - BRAHMA and the theft of the sacred books mean only, in a simpler language, that the human race was become corrupt, but that the Vedas are very ancient, and far older than other Sanscrit compositions, I will venture to assert from my own examination of them, and a comparison of their style with that of the Purans and the Dherma. Sastra. (Jones 1799a: 245 )26 Jones mythicizes certain aspects of Hinduism and historicizes those aspects that are relevant or crucial to the validation of Christianity. Jones...
Page xxviii - If there is a country on earth which can justly claim the honour of having been the cradle of the human race or at least the scene of...