We may think that modern medicine has discovered some amazing and life-giving techniques only in comparatively recent times. But is this actually the case? Were the forerunners of today's high-tech surgeons practicing in Greece or beyond Europe, in Northern India?
Hindu medicine has had a very long and illustrious path since its origins in the ancient Vedas, several thousand years ago. Do we have to thank the early Aryans with their all-encompassing philosophy, which tells us that all things are interconnected, for such innovations as skin grafting and anaesthetics?
"Man is a spiritual being. The material, the 'maya' is but an illusion, the spiritual is the true reality."
This short booklet by David C Muthu has grasped the salient points and given us a compelling insight into the earliest forms of medicine. It makes remarkable and surprising reading.
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