Thursday, December 25, 2008

PILLARS OF INDIA...... ..7...B K CHOWLA

CONTD.................

ACHARYA SUSHRUT(600BCE)


FATHER OF PLASTIC SURGERY
A genius who has been glowingly recognized in the annals of medical science. Born to sage Vishwamitra, Acharya Sudhrut details the first ever surgery procedures in " Sushrut Samhita ," a unique encyclopedia of surgery. He is venerated as the father of plastic surgery and the science of anesthesia. When surgery was in its infancy in Europe , Sushrut was performing Rhinoplasty (restoration of a damaged nose) and other challenging operations. In the " Sushrut Samhita ," he prescribes treatment for twelve types of fractures and six types of dislocations. His details on human embryology are simply amazing. Sushrut used 125 types of surgical instruments including scalpels, lancets, needles, Cathers and rectal speculums; mostly designed from the jaws of animals and birds. He has also described a number of stitching methods; the use of horse's hair as thread and fibers of bark. In the " Sushrut Samhita ," and fibers of bark. In the " Sushrut Samhita ," he details 300 types of operations. The ancient Indians were the pioneers in amputation, caesarian and cranial surgeries. Acharya Sushrut was a giant in the arena of medical science.

let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW
B K Chowla
24/12/08

3 comments:

sfauthor said...

Nice posting. Do you know about these Samhita texts?

http://www.YogaVidya.com/freepdfs.html

BK Chowla said...

Thank you for having posted your comments.I don't know about Samhita texts...sorry.However,I will go to the site.In the meantime ,can you please give me some knowledge on it ? thank you

B K Chowla

BK Chowla said...

Thank you for having posted your comments.I don't know about Samhita texts...sorry.However,I will go to the site.In the meantime ,can you please give me some knowledge on it ? thank you

B K Chowla