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The Legacy of Susruta

 
M.S. Valiathan (Author)
Synopsis Susruta’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 Susruta Tantra which became a timeless medical classic. Though the original text was lost long ago a redaction by Nagarjuna survived as Susruta 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 Susruta, the text of Susruta 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 Ayurveda 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.
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About the author

M.S. Valiathan

A native of Kerala, Dr. MS Valiathan received his medical education in India and subsequent training in surgery and cardiac surgery in the UK and USA. During a career spanning three decades as a cardiac surgeon and investigator, his major interests were cardiac surgery in children, studies on a tropical heart muscle disease and the development of cardiovascular devices. His contributions in these areas are embodied in a monograph and many scientific papers. A Vice-Chancellorship followed before he took up the study of the Caraka Samhita as Homi Bhabha Senior Fellow at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India. Dr. Valiathan is married to Ashima, an orthodontist. They have a daughter, Manna, and a son Manish.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Legacy of Susruta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition Reprint.
Language: English, Sanskrit
isbn 8173716668, 9788173716669
length lxxxvi+634p., Illustrations; 22cm.