Fundamental & Plastic Surgery Considerations in Ancient Indian Surgery - Vol 1

Fundamental & Plastic Surgery Considerations in Ancient Indian Surgery - Vol 1

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Author: G D Singhal
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Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan
Year: 1980
Language: multilingual
Pages: 527
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170841555


Susruta, the Father of Surgery, wrote his Samhita (treatise) about 2500 years ago in Sanskrit at Varanasi, India, and classified it into six cantos. All its 186chapters are being brought out as Ancient Indian Surgery series in 10 volumes in a very authoritative, scientific, literal, research oriented, syntax interpretation using modern medical terminology along with original Sanskrit Text by a team of 20 dedicated Ayurvedic practitioners from the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University.

This volume, the 1st in the series, is based on the first 27 chapters of the first canto Sutra-sthana of Susruta Samhita. It contents chapters on the origin of the Medical Science (Ayurveda), Seasonal regimen, the varieties of blunt instruments and the application of sharp instruments, the principles of experimental surgery, description of blood technique of ear puncture and plastic surgery, the unripe and ripe abscesses, the classification of diseases and the eight surgical procedures.


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1. Origin of the Medical Science
2. Student’s Initiation Ceremony
3. Index of the Treatise
4. The Interpretations
5. The Preoperative Arrangements
6. Seasonal Regimen
7. The Varieties of Blunt Instruments
8. The Application of Sharp Instruments
9. The Principles of Experimental Surgery
10. Entry into the Profession
11. The Preparation and Uses of Caustics
12. Thermal Cauterization and Burns
13. The Application of Leeches
14. The Description of Blood
15. The Decrease of Increase of the Doasa, Shatus and Malas
16. The Technique s of Ear Puncture and Plastic surgery
17. The Unripe and Ripe Abscesses
18. Dressing of the Wounds by Pastes and Bandages
19. Care of the Wounded Te Salutary and Unsalutary (Diets and Regimen)
20. The Problem of (Tridosas) in the Wounds
21. Study of the Ulcers and their Discharges
22. The Classification of the Curable and the Incurable (Lesions)
23. The Classification of Diseases
24. The Eight Surgical Procedures
25. A Study of the Foreign Bodies lost deeply (in the tissues)
26. The Extraction of the Foreign Bodies