Studies in the Medicine of Ancient India; (Part I) Osteology Or the Bones of the Human Body

Author: A F Rudolf Hoernle


ISBN: 9354152538


Page: 286

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Studies in the Medicine, of Ancient India Osteology Or the Bones of the Human Body, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

Author: A. F. Rudolf Hoernle

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0428970753

Category: Science

Page: 286

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Excerpt from Studies in the Medicine, of Ancient India Osteology or the Bones of the Human Body, Vol. 1 Another object of the present treatise is to vindicate the true form of the osteological summaries of Gharaka and Sus'mta. The former is at present in imminent peril of total displacement and oblivion in favour of a well-meant but very ill-considered substitute, to which the otherwise meritorious first edition of Charaka's Compendium by Gangadhar has given general currency. But in this matter Indian medical history is only repeating. Itself. For, many centuries ago, the same misfortune overtook the osteological summary of Sus'ruta, the true form of which is now totally lost from all manuscripts owing to its supersession by a falsified substitute which gained general acceptance through the great authority, apparently, of Vagbhata I, who once held a position in India somewhat analogous to that of Galen in the mediaeval medicine of the West. At a very early period in the history of Indian Medicine, owing to the ascendancy of Neo-brahmanism, which abhorred all contact with the dead, the practice and knowledge of anatomy very rapidly declined, and concurrently anatomical manuscript texts fell into great disorder. Attempts were made from time to time to restore and edit such corrupt texts but divorced from and uncontrolled by practical knowledge of anatomy, they could not but prove unsatisfactory. The earliest example of such an attempt which has survived is what I have called the Non-medical Version of the summary of the osteological system of Atreya, which may be referred to the middle of the fourth century A. D. A more conspicuous example is the falsification of Sus'ruta's osteological summary, under the authority of Vagbhata I, probably in the early part of the seventh century A. D. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Studies in the Medicine of Ancient India

Author: August Friedrich Rudolf Hoernle

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 1298908442


Page: 286

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Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures

Author: Helaine Selin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402045592

Category: Science

Page: 2428

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Here, at last, is the massively updated and augmented second edition of this landmark encyclopedia. It contains approximately 1000 entries dealing in depth with the history of the scientific, technological and medical accomplishments of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. The entries consist of fully updated articles together with hundreds of entirely new topics. This unique reference work includes intercultural articles on broad topics such as mathematics and astronomy as well as thoughtful philosophical articles on concepts and ideas related to the study of non-Western Science, such as rationality, objectivity, and method. You’ll also find material on religion and science, East and West, and magic and science.
Historical Dictionary of Ancient India

Author: Kumkum Roy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810853669

Category: History

Page: 490

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India's history and culture is ancient and dynamic, spanning back to the beginning of human civilization. Beginning with a mysterious culture along the Indus River and in farming communities in the southern lands of India, the history of India is punctuated by constant integration with migrating peoples and with the diverse cultures that surround the country. Placed in the center of Asia, history in India is a crossroads of cultures from China to Europe, as well as the most significant Asian connection with the cultures of Africa. The Historical Dictionary of Ancient India provides information ranging from the earliest Paleolithic cultures in the Indian subcontinent to 1000 CE. The ancient history of this country is related in this book through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on rulers, bureaucrats, ancient societies, religion, gods, and philosophical ideas.
History of Anatomy

Author: R. Shane Tubbs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118524251

Category: Science

Page: 326

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A unique biographical review of the global contributors to field of anatomy Knowledge of human anatomy has not always been an essential component of medical education and practice. Most European medical schools did not emphasize anatomy in their curricula until the post-Renaissance era; current knowledge was largely produced between the 16th and 20th centuries. Although not all cultures throughout history have viewed anatomy as fundamental to medicine, most have formed ideas about the internal and external mechanisms of the body—influences on the field of anatomy that are often overlooked by scholars and practitioners of Western medicine. History of Anatomy: An International Perspective explores the global and ancient origins of our modern-day understanding of anatomy, presenting detailed biographies of anatomists from varied cultural and historical settings. Chapters organized by geographic region, including Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, review the lives of those that helped shape our current understanding of the human form. Examining both celebrated and lesser-known figures, this comprehensive work examines their contributions to the discipline and helps readers develop a global perspective on a cornerstone of modern medicine and surgery. Offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary examination of the history of anatomy Traces the emergence of modern knowledge of anatomy from ancient roots to the modern era Fills a gap in current literature on global perspectives on the history of anatomy Written by an internationally recognized team of practicing physicians and scholars History of Anatomy: An International Perspective is an engaging and insightful historical review written for anatomists, anthropologists, physicians, surgeons, medical personnel, medical students, health related professionals, historians, and anyone interested in the history of anatomy, surgery, and medicine.
Comprehensive Neurosurgery

Author: A. Vincent Thamburaj

Publisher: bohrpub

ISBN: 9789392892264

Category: Medical


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Introducing Comprehensive Neurosurgery with 118 chapters organized into 8 sections in two volumes and each section has been reviewed by eminent neurosurgeons. This book is meant to serve as a comprehensive guide for Neurosurgical trainees, young Neurosurgeons and those in allied disciplines who participate in neurological care. Volume 1 provides an overview of cerebral homeostasis and neurosurgical care, neurodevelopment disorders, neurotraumas, various intracranial infections and the wide spectrum of cerebrovascular problems. This book intends to be a guide to trainees, young neurosurgeons and those in allied disciplines. Wide spectrum of neurosurgical disorders are covered with 118 chapters organized into 8 sections and 2 volumes; each of the eight sections has been critically reviewed by eminent surgeons. Each chapter specifically attempts to draw together all up-to-date relevant information and integrate theory and practice for a comprehensive learning. The concise and practical style is deliberately chosen for easy use. Comprehensive Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders which affect the spine, the brain, and the nervous system within the head and cervical canal. Comprehensive Neurosurgery can be broadly categorized into two categories, namely surgical neurosurgery, concerned with the operative treatment of disease, and non-surgical neurosurgery, concerned with the management and rehabilitation of patients with acquired brain insults. Neurosurgery is a surgical specialty that deals with the human nervous system. It is both an operating room procedure and a diagnostic procedure. The procedure of neurosurgery deals with the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Some of the operations of neurosurgery that you can find in this blog are pituitary tumor surgery, brain tumor surgery and the craniotomy procedure. Besides the surgical operations, Comprehensive Neurosurgery also deals with diagnostic procedures like the myelogram, spinal taps, brain biopsy and the EEG test. Each chapter specifically attempts to draw together all up-to-date relevant information and integrate theory and practice for a comprehensive learning in a concise and practical style.
Textbook of Contemporary Neurosurgery (Volumes 1 & 2)

Author: Vincent A Thamburaj

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9789350252390

Category: Medical

Page: 1882

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This two volume set is a comprehensive guide to neurosurgery. Each section covers neurological disorders in different parts of the body, beginning with an introduction and ending with key practice points for quick review, integrating theory and practice. Genetics, ethics and physiotherapy are also discussed. With contributions from recognised specialists in the USA and Europe, this practical manual includes more than 1000 images and illustrations to assist learning and understanding. Key Features Comprehensive two volume set giving complete review of field of neurosurgery Covers numerous neurological disorders in different parts of the body Each section feature key practice points for quick review Integrates theory and practice More than 1000 images and illustrations Contributions from US and European specialists
Science in the Ancient World: From Antiquity through the Middle Ages

Author: Russell M. Lawson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440873539

Category: Science

Page: 594

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This work spans prehistory to 1500 CE, examining thousands of years of history in four world regions: Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Highlights of this period include the onset of civilization and science in Mesopotamia and Egypt, the accomplishments of the ancient Greeks between 700 BCE and 100 CE, the adaptation of Greek science by the Romans, the spread of Greek science during the Hellenistic Age, the expansion of Islamic power and commensurate scientific knowledge, and the development of science and philosophy in ancient China and India. Focusing on the history of the science that blossomed in the above regions, scientific disciplines covered include alchemy, astronomy, astrology, agriculture, architecture, biology, botany, chemistry, engineering, exploration, geography, hydraulics, institutions of science, marine science, mathematics, medicine, meteorology, military science, myth and religion, philosophy, philosophy of science, psychology, physics, and social sciences. In all of these fields, theory and application are explored, as are leading individuals and schools of thought, centers of intellectual activity, and notable accomplishments and inventions.