Sushruta Samhita – Kaviraj Kunjalal Bhishagratna
The Sushruta Samhita was the first book to describe the tradition of surgery in Indian medicine. The author was the scholar, surgeon and teacherSushruta, who is generally believed to have lived round 600 B.C . The Susruta Samhita is considered one of Ayurveda’s four principal books on surgery and the only work still existing today.
The Sushruta Samhita consists of five parts and an appendix that was added later. The bookhas 184 chapters. This ancient surgical text is an invaluable and practical compendium. Many surgical concepts and treatments of this classical text have been adapted into modern surgical procedures.
The Sushruta Samhita contains descriptions of 1120 diseases and more than800 medicinal preparations of both vegetable, animal and mineral origin. This editions of the Sushruta Samhita contains the original text with English translation, a full and comprehensive introduction, different readings, notes, comparative views, an index and glossary.
Original Indian publication,
Hardcover, 3 volumes, 2050 p.