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Ancient Indian Surgery: 10-Volume Set (ENGLISH+SANSKRIT)

by G D Singhal

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multilingual

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Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan

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8170841547 - Year: 1980-85 - Pages: 4041

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Hardcover

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Author: G D Singhal
Eminent Contributors/
Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan
Year: 1980-85
Language: multilingual
Pages: 4041
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170841547

Description

Susruta, the Father of Surgery, wrote his Samhita (treatise) about 25000 years ago in Sanskrit and classified it into six cantos. All its 186 chapters have now been brought out as Ancient Indian Surgery 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 dedicated workers from the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University.

The 2500 years old ancient Indian medical system is called Ayurveda (the Science of Life). It is a sub-division of the still older Atharvaveda, one of the four Vedas, the classical Indian literary masterpieces.

Ayurveda is available today in the form of various treatises, all written in Sanskrit. Susruta Samhita is the great Ayurvedic surgical treatise written by Susruta, the Father of Surgery in Varanasi about 600 BC. Because of the language difficulty, it has been practically inaccessible to the modern world so far.

Ancient Indian Surgery series based on Susruta Samhita is changing the History of Medicine, raising India’s and Susruta’s name and by showing to the world its immense research potentialities is giving a new direction to Ayurveda. Innumerable personalities have helped during the different stages of the preparation of the manuscript. This monumental work of great national and international importance has been written by a team qualified to write it.

A team of about 20 Ayurvedic scholars joined hands in a missionary spirit and took up the challenge of bringing out an authentic translation of all the 186 chapters of Susruta Samhita in English using modern medical terminology. The result is the production of the research oriented Ancient Indian surgery series in 10 volumes. The work was started in the early sixties, and it took about a decade before the quality of the manuscript was adjudged fit for publishing. The books started appearing since the early seventies on an average of a book in two years.

Origin of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical Science, can be traced back to the Vedic period. The Vedas are considered to be the first record of the most ancient knowledge and civilization in the world. Out of the four Vedas the maximum description of the medical sciences is included in “Atharvaveda”, the penultimate source of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda later developed as a separate system of medical knowledge, and has been given the status of an Upaveda or “The Fifth Veda”. In the next stage of its growth, Ayurveda specialized into eight branches, such as Kayachikitsa, Salya, Kaumara, Bhrtya, etc. and separate treatises were written on each branch by different authors which were further revised and edited by their disciples and followers. Among the available literature three Samhitas are currently the chief source of knowledge on Ayurveda – Caraka, Susruta and Astanga Hrdaya.

Susruta Samhita was written in the holy city of Varanasi some times around 600 BC. Susruta was primarily a surgeon and should really be recognized as the Father of Surgery in the world. Surgical aspects of the medical science have naturally been written in a greater detail in this work of susruta, but being a treatise on Ayurveda it covers all other aspects of medicine also.

Ayurveda is not simply a matter of historical satisfaction that India could offer a system of medicine when the rest of the world had no trace of civilization. It is not only a collection of a few wonderful observations on herbs and minerals regarding their potency in ameliorating some phase of disease. It in fact is a complete medical science in itself and has many new and bright ideas to offer which the modern science have yet to achieve.

The series comprises of 10 volumes, each bound in hardcover and titled as:

FOR WHOM THIS BOOK IS MEANT:
Modern doctors, surgeons, physicians, anatomists, physiologists, pathologists, pharmacology’s, toxicologists, opthalmologists, obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatrician etc.

Ayurvedic scholars
All medical and Ayurvedic libraries
Historians of Medicine
Orientalists and Indologists
Pharmaceutical concerns
Lovers of Ayurveda and educated class of public in general who pride in keeping a good personal library.

Contents

How to locate any reference instantly
12 Things this book will do for you
Publisher’s note
Foreword
Editorial Board
Contributors to this volume
Dedication
Patron’s Blessings
Chairman Editorial Board’s Message
Chief Editor’s Notes
Acknowledgement
Co-Authors Notes
Susruta Samhita, a comprehensive Medical Text
Ancient Indian Surgery Series (Books and Chapters)
Preface
Abbreviations
Key to Transliteration

VOLUME ONE - FUNDAMENTAL & PLASTIC SURGERY CONSIDERATIONS IN ANCIENT INDIAN SURGERY

INTRODUCTION

TEXT CHAPTERS

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

VOLUME TWO
PHARMACEUTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN ANCIENT INDIAN SURGERY

1 Wounds of a Good or a Bad Prognosis
2 Unfavorable and Favorable Messengers and Dreams
3 Bad Omens of the Five Senses
Bad Omens of Complexions
Bad Omens of the Natural Constitution
Untreatable Diseases
Well-Equipped Army
Treatment of the Patient
Classification of Soils
Miscellaneous Recipes
Classification of Drugs
Elimination and Alleviation of Dosas
Study of the Dravya (Drugs) and their Rasa, Guna, Virya and Vipaka
A Special Study of the Drugs
A Special Study of the Rasas (Tastes)
The Study of the Different Preparations of the Emetic Drugs
Study of the Different Preparations of the Purgative Drugs
Types of Liquid Substances and their Properties
On the Dietetics

INDEX

VOLUME THREE
CHAPTERS

The Diagnosis of Vatika Diseases
The Diagnosis of Piles
The Diagnosis of Urinary Calculi
The Diagnosis of Fistula-in-ano
The Diagnosis of Skin Diseases
The Diagnosis of Urinary Abnormalities
The Diagnosis of Abdominal Enlargements
The Diagnosis of Abnormal Foetal Presentations
The Diagnosis of Abscesses
The Diagnosis of Spreading Cellulitis, Sinuses and Breast Diseases
The Diagnosis of Glandular Swellings, Cervical Lymphadenopathy, Tumours and goiters
The Diagnosis of Scrotal Swellings, Venereal Diseases and Elephantiasis
The Diagnosis of Minor Diseases
The Diagnosis of Suka Dosa
The diagnosis of Fractures and Dislocations
The Diagnosis of Oral Diseases

INDEX

VOLUME FOUR
ANATOMICAL & OBSTETRIC CONSIDERATIONS IN ANCIENT INDIAN SURGERY

CHAPTERS

Physical and Metaphysical Aspects of Living Beings
Anatomical Considerations of the Normalcy of the Sperms and Ovum
Anatomical Considerations of the Fertilization and Development of the Foetus
The Details of Foetal Anatomy
Enumeration of the anatomical parts of the Body
Anatomical Considerations of the Individual Vulnerable Areas
Anatomical Considerations of the Veins, their Divisions and Color
The Techniques and Anatomical Considerations of Venepuncture
Anatomical Considerations of the Dhamanis
Anatomical Considerations and Care of the Pregnant

INDEX
VOLUME FIVE - OPERATIVE CONSIDRATIONS IN ANCIENT INDIAN SURGERY

12 Things this book will do for you
How to locate any reference instantly
Foreword (Prof a L Basham, Canberra, Australia)
Editorial Board
Dedication
Patron’s Message (Dr Iqbal Narain)
Contents
Patron’s Message (Dr K N Udupa)
Why BHU is the only place where this work could have been done
Contributors to this volume
Chief Editor’s Note (Dr G D Singhal)
Acknowledgement (Dr G D Singhal)
Co-author’s Note (Dr L M Singh)
Ancient Indian Surgery Series (Books and Chapters)
Publisher’s Note
Key to transliteration
Abbreviations
Preface (Dr P J Deshpande)
Introduction
Text (Chapters)

INDEX

VOLUME SIX
NON-OPERATIVE CONSIDRATIONS IN ANCIENT INDIAN SURGERY

CHAPTERS

1 Prevention of Diseases
2 The Management of Miscellaneous Disorders
3 The Aphrodisiac Treatments for the Sexually Weak
4 General Restorative Treatment s for Al Disorders
5 The Restorative Therapy for Promoting Intellectual Sharpness and Longevity
6 The Restorative Treatments for the Prevention of the Natural Diseases
7 Restorative Treatments to Remove the Distress
8 Oleation Therapy
9 Sudation Therapy
10 The Management of Ailments Curable by the Emetic and the Purgative Therapies
11 The Management of the Complications of the Emetic and the Purgative Therapies
12 Specifications of the Enema Treatment and the Nozzels
13 The Management of the Complications of the Enema Treatment caused by an improperly used Netra-bati
14 Therapeutics of Oily Enemas and urethral/Vaginal Irrigations
15 The Schedule of the Decoction Enema Treatment
16 The Treatment of the Undesirable Side-effects in the patients
17 Treatment by Medicated Fumigations, Errhines and Gargles.

VOLUME SEVEN
TOXICOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN ANCIENT INDIAN SURGERY


The Doctrine of Protection of Foods and Drinks
(The Doctrine of) the Science of Inanimate Poisons
The Doctrine of the Science of Animate Poisons
The Doctrine of the Science of Poisoning by snake Bite
The Doctrine of the Management of snake bite Poisoning
The Doctrine of the sounds of a Drum (of Antipoisonous Virtues)
The Doctrine of (Poisoning by) Rates
The Doctrine of (Poisoning by) Insects

INDEX

VOLUME EIGHT
Ophthalmic & Otorhinolaryngologial Considerations in Ancient Indian Surgery


The Complications
Study of the Diseases of the Junctional Areas (of the Eye)
Study of the Diseases of the Eyelids
Study of he Diseases of the White Part of the Eye
Study of the Diseases of the Cornea
Study of the Diseases Involving All Parts (of the Eye)
Study of the Diseases Affecting Vision
Classification of Treatment (of Eye Diseases)
Management of Vatabhisyanda
Management of Pittabhisyanda
Management of Kaphabhisyanda
Management of Raktabhisyanda
Management of the Diseases in which Incision in indicated
Management of the diseases in which Excision is indicated
Management of the Diseases Affecting Vision
Therapeutic External Applications (for the Eye)
Management of Injuries to the Eye
Study of the Diseases of the Ear
Management of the Ear Diseases
Study of the Diseases of the Nose
Management of the Diseases of the Head
Management of the Diseases of the Head

INDEX

VOLUME NINE
Paediatric & Gynaecological Considerations & Aphorisms in Ancient Indian Surgery
Patron’s Message (Dr Hari Narain)
Chairman Editorial Board’s Message (Dr K N Udupa)
Chief Editor’s Notes
Acknowledgement
Coauthor’s Notes
Ancient Indian Surgery Series
Publisher’s Note
Preface (Dr C Dwarakanath)
Key to transliteration
Abbreviations
Introduction
Contents
Text (Chapters)

INDEX

VOLUME TEN
Medical & Psychiatric Considerations in Ancient Indian Surgery


The Management Of Fever
The Management Of Diarrhoea
The Management Of Consumption
The Management Of Gulma (Localised Abdominal Swellings)
The Management Of The Heart Diseases
The Management Of Anaemia and Jaundice
The Management Of Haemorrhagic Disorders
The Management Of Fainting and Coma
The Management Of Excessive Drinking
The Management Of Thirst
The Management Of Emesis
The Management Of Hiccup
The Management Of Breathlessness
The Management Of Cough
The Management Of Hoarseness of Voice
The Management Of Worm Infestations
The Management Of Udavarta
The Management Of Gastro-enteritis
The Management Of Anorexia
The Management Of Mutraghata (Obstructive Uropathy)
The Management Of Dysuria

PSYCHIATRY

The Management Of Graha (Superhuman Agencies) Afflictions
The Management Of Epilepsy
The Management Of Psychoses

INDEX

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