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Medicines of Early India: With Appendix on a Rare Ancient Text
Medicines of Early India: With Appendix on a Rare Ancient Text
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The development of medicine constitutes a branch of historical studies second to none in utility and interest. The present work, aimed at both general and academic readers is a seminal contribution highlighting the evolution of medicine in one of the greatest civilizations of the world.

The author divides the development of Indian medicines into diverse phases dominated by the sorcerers, cures, and finally, the vaidyas i.e. the doctors. These phases were partly overlapping and partly antagonistic. New ideas were developed from within or introduced without and adopted by different professionals while the older views continued to have their practitioners as well as clients. Thus, the author argues, the history of medicine in India is not hemmed in by the conventional chronological divisions and it straddles the canonical boundaries between the ancient regime and recent periods.

The work has used ethnographical and old literary data profusely. It opens some of the Black Boxes of Indian history and has been probably successful in introducing a different kind of discipline, the metahistory.

About the Author:

Kanjiv Lochan is a PhD from Centre of Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Having been invited by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, UK as a visiting Scholar and to the XIII International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Mexico, 1993, he has researched extensively on the themes of the present book.
He can be researched at: kanjivlochan@yahoo.co.in

CONTENTS
Preface
Acknowledgements
Vitals
1. Introduction 1
2. Emergence of Medicines 34
3. Classical Medicine 70
4. Medical Education 98
5. Practice of Medicine 104
Appendix 1 State & Medicine 121
Appendix 2 A Note on the Bower Manuscript 127
Appendix 3 Historiography of Early Indian Medicine 155
Bibliography 166
Index 187

Medicines of Early India: With Appendix on a Rare Ancient Text

Item Code:
IDF255
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2003
ISBN:
8186937668
Language:
English
Size:
8.4" X 5.4"
Pages:
188
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Weight of the Book: 235 gms
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From the Back of the Book:

The development of medicine constitutes a branch of historical studies second to none in utility and interest. The present work, aimed at both general and academic readers is a seminal contribution highlighting the evolution of medicine in one of the greatest civilizations of the world.

The author divides the development of Indian medicines into diverse phases dominated by the sorcerers, cures, and finally, the vaidyas i.e. the doctors. These phases were partly overlapping and partly antagonistic. New ideas were developed from within or introduced without and adopted by different professionals while the older views continued to have their practitioners as well as clients. Thus, the author argues, the history of medicine in India is not hemmed in by the conventional chronological divisions and it straddles the canonical boundaries between the ancient regime and recent periods.

The work has used ethnographical and old literary data profusely. It opens some of the Black Boxes of Indian history and has been probably successful in introducing a different kind of discipline, the metahistory.

About the Author:

Kanjiv Lochan is a PhD from Centre of Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Having been invited by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, UK as a visiting Scholar and to the XIII International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Mexico, 1993, he has researched extensively on the themes of the present book.
He can be researched at: kanjivlochan@yahoo.co.in

CONTENTS
Preface
Acknowledgements
Vitals
1. Introduction 1
2. Emergence of Medicines 34
3. Classical Medicine 70
4. Medical Education 98
5. Practice of Medicine 104
Appendix 1 State & Medicine 121
Appendix 2 A Note on the Bower Manuscript 127
Appendix 3 Historiography of Early Indian Medicine 155
Bibliography 166
Index 187
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