Sushruta-samhita, aka: Suśruta-saṃhitā; 2 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Suśruta-saṃhitā can be transliterated into English as Susruta-samhita or Sushruta-samhita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Hinduism)
1) The Sushruta Samhita (सुश्रुतसंहिता) is a Sanskrit text on surgery, attributed to Sushruta, likely a historical physician of 6th century BCE Varanasi. The text as preserved dates to the 3rd or 4th century CE. It is one of three foundational texts of Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), alongside the Charaka Samhita and the medical portions of the Bower Manuscript. The Sushruta Samhita contains 184 chapters and description of 1120 illnesses, 700 medicinal plants, 64 preparations from mineral sources and 57 preparations based on animal sources.
2) Suśruta Saṃhitā is a Sanskrit redaction text on all of the major concepts of ayurvedic medicine with innovative chapters on surgery, attributed to Sushruta, likely a historical sage physician of 6th century BC.(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism
Ancient text of Ayurveda on surgery, written by sage Sushruta; includes description of surgical operations done to remove obstructions in the intestines, bladder stones, cataracts of the eye, and rhinoplasty.(Source): Medical Dictionary: Hinduism
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 18 - Āyurveda Literature < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Part 1 - Āyurveda and the Atharva-veda < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Part 6 - Foetal Development < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 2: Nidanasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 3: Sharirasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XXXIV - Treatment of an attack by Shita-putana < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]