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Dictionary of Medical Archaeology

 
K Krishna Murthy (Author)
Synopsis Dictionary of Medical Archaeology is a long felt desiredatum. As far back 1914 Jurgen Thorwald wrote a book wherein he laid his emphasis in comprehending the medical lore with the help of archaeology. The present book Dictionary of Medical Archaeology in a sense is a continuation of the past research and implicit updating the subject in a different angle. Without laying any claim to its absolute completeness, Prof. Krishna Murthy with his erudite scholarship and long standing experience as an archaeologist has brought out this splendid volume divulging deep insight into the archaeological discoveries for visualising the medical history. For this, ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greek, India, Mexico, China and Peru have been brought within the compass of his study. The project is exhaustive, ambitious and vast. Such a wider range or such an ambitious scale has been attempted for the first time by a distinguished archaeologist. The chapter on medical terms lends immense utilitarian and academic value to the book. Dr. Murthy with his immaculate scholarship and indefatigable research, explicitly unfolded how archaeology and medicine go hand in hand, complementing and supplementing each other. This book indubitably remains a stand work for all time to come. No student of archaeology, history, or medicine can afford to miss this authoritative scientific book. The general readers may find this book as a kernal to their knowledge.
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About the author

K Krishna Murthy

Prof. Dr. K. Krishna Murthy, M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt., FRAS (London), a distinguished archaeologist, and art-historian was born IN 1930 IN Andhra Pradesh. He obtained (Hons.) and M.A. degree from the Andhra University, Waltair, and his Ph.D. and D.Litt. degrees from the Nagpur University, Nagpur. He was elected as fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain, Ireland (FRAS) in 1972 and member of RAI and RAA in 1985. He was associated with the Archaeological Survey of India for complete 34 years. He was formerly a Professor of History and Indian Culture in Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashantinilayam and was its Dean, Faculty of Arts of Sometime. A Scholar of eminence and a prolific writer, he has authored about twenty books and hundreds of research papers in various journals of repute both in India and abroad. His devoted and unflinching love for Buddhism kept him tagged in to the excavation of the famous Buddhist site like Nagarjunakonda Salihundam, Kalingapatnam, Amaravati to mention a few. His specialization in Buddhism resulted in bringing out authentic works on various aspects of Buddhism on such as iconography, art, architecture, religious philosophy reflecting his wonted scholarship and sensitivity in the field. His forte has been the material Culture of Ancient India in its several epochs on which he has brought out a series of Excellent treatises. His deputation to Sri Lanka under Indo-Sri Lanka Cultural exchange programme in 1978 enriched his longings in Buddhistic studies in greater indepth.

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Bibliographic information

Title Dictionary of Medical Archaeology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1996
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8185067937
length xxi+202p., Plates; Tables; Appendix; 23cm.