The Legacy of Suśruta

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Orient Longman, 2007 - Surgery - 830 pages
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SuśRuta S Name Is Synonymous With India S Surgical Inheritance. A Legendary Figure, He Is Believed To Have Lived And Taught In Varanasi Several Centuries Before The Buddha, And Composed The SuśRuta Tantra Which Became A Timeless Medical Classic. Though The Original Text Was Lost Long Ago A Redaction By NāGāRjuna Survived As SuśRuta Samhita And Won Universal Acclaim. The Samhita Is A Study Of The Human Condition In Health And Disease With Undisguised Emphasis On Surgery, And Rivals Caraka S Classic In Authority. In The Legacy Of SuśRuta, The Text Of SuśRuta Samhita Has Been Recast In A Thematic Fashion Without Sacrificing Any Of The Content Of The Original Chapters. Furthermore, It Presents Much Of The Data In Tabular Form, And Features Many Tables And Illustrations In An Effort To Reach Out To Readers Who May Include Not Only Students Of āYurveda But Also Of Modern Medicine, Biological And Social Sciences And The History Of Science.The Present Volume Is A Companion To The Commercially Successful The Legacy Of Caraka Which Was Published By Orient Longman In 2003. Special Features: 1. Thematic Paraphrase Of SuśRuta Samhita. No Other Book On SuśRuta Does This.2. The Introduction Views SuśRuta S World From The Point Of View Of Modern Medicine.

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