Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana
by Sushruta | 1907 | 148,756 words
Summary: This current book, the Sutra-sthana (english translation), is the first part of this voluminous medical work. It contains a large summary of the knowledge envelopig the medical aspects of Ayurveda. Descriptions of diseases, various diets and drugs, the duties of a surgeon, surgical procedures, medical training; these are only some of the numerous subjects contained within the Sutra-sthana.
The Sushruta Samhita is the most representative work of the Hindu system of medicine. It embraces all that can possibly appertain to the science of medicine. Susruta-samhita is recognized as the first authoritative book on Ayurveda, and is described as a subdivision (Upanga) of the Atharvan.
Sushruta (the physician) is famous for knowledge of plastic surgery, owing to his writing and experimenting with this particular science.
The sanskrit title is सुश्रुतसंहिता: सूत्रस्थान, or transliterated: "Suśruta-saṃhitā: Sūtrasthāna"
Contents of this online book ( + / - )
The full text of the Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana 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: