History of Indian Medicine (and Ayurveda)
by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society | 1949 | 162,724 words | ISBN-13: 9788176370813
Summary: The History of Indian medicine and Ayurveda (i.e., the science of life) represents the introductory pages of the Charaka Samhita composed of six large sections dealing with every facet of Medicine in ancient India in a Socio-Historical context. Caraka is regarded as one of the pioneers in the field of scientific healthcare.
As an important final addition, the last section deals with the science of Constitutional
Pathology within Ayurveda and reviews concepts such as epidemic and pandemic diseases, as well as the spread of infection or contagion.
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The full text of the History of Indian Medicine (and Ayurveda) in English is available here and publically accesible (free to read online). Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. You can see all this book’s content by visiting the pages in the below index: