Medicine & Life Sciences in India

With Transliteration, Accentuation,
& Etymological Analysis Throughout

Edited By B.V. Subbarayappa
July 2001
PHISPC / Centre for Studies in Civilizations / Munshiram Manoharlal
ISBN: 81-87586-07-9
786 pages, Illustrated, 8 1/2" x 11 1/4
$127.50 Hardcover

The spectrum of this Volume encompasses the substantive dimensions of Vedic Medicine; Aryurveda, Unani and Siddha systems; a comparative overview of them; yoga; folk-medicine; Indian medicine in the colonial period; an appraisal of Indian pharmaceuticals; traditional knowledge of plants and animals, besides an introductory perspective on traditional medicine.

In its twenty two chapters contributed by experts in their fields, this Volume endeavors to present authentic and critical insights into the nature and structure as well as the expanse of medicine in India. It has an extensive bibliography of over eight hundred titles, both primary and secondary, for further studies by those who are interested in Indian Medicine. This volume is perhaps the first of its type in providing under one cover practically a complete picture of medicine as developed in India right from the Vedic times.

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