Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Sushruta Samhita

  • Book review: A Brief History of Ayurveda

    Arpan K. BanerjeeSolihull, United Kingdom Ayurveda translates from the Sanskrit as “the science of life and longevity.” It originated over 4,000 years ago as a system of healing in the Indian subcontinent, where it flourished until the nineteenth century. The Harappan civilization in the Indus valley around 2000 BC saw its early roots in India.…

  • Of honors lost and honor regained: Indian origin of plastic surgery

    Neha Chauhan Karnataka, India   Figure 1: A singular operation. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) “A skilful dissembler may disguise in a degree, the expression of mouth, the hat may be slouched over the eyes and the chin may be hidden in the impenetrable thicket of beard but the nose will…