Sushruta Samhita (1917) PDF book by Maharshi Sushruta translated by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna
An English translation of the Sushruta Samhita, based on original Sanskrit text. Edited and published by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna. With a full and comprehensive introduction., translation of different readings, notes, comparative views, index, glossary and plates.
The Sushruta Samhita: Suśrutasaṃhitā, literally "Suśruta's Compendium") is an ancient Sanskrit text on medicine and surgery, and one of the most important such treatises on this subject to survive from the ancient world.
The Compendium of Suśruta is one of the foundational texts of Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), alongside the Caraka-Saṃhitā, the Bheḷa-Saṃhitā, and the medical portions of the Bower Manuscript.It is one of the two foundational Hindu texts on the medical profession that has survived from ancient India.
Excerpt from the book's preface:
It is with mingled feelings of pain and pleasure that we now place before the public the Second Volume of our English Translation of the Susruta Samhita. The arduous task of compiling a connected and succinct history of any part whatever, of the ancient Hindu System of Medicine — requires greater leisure and more extensive reading than we can lay any pre-tension to. Years of patient study and constant discourse with our sainted preceptor the late lamented Mahamahopadhyaya Kaviraj Dwaraka Nath Sen, Kaviratna, that refulgent link of the golden''. chain of the Dhanvanaric succession, have enabled us, however, to grasp the leading facts, and during the last few years from the practice of an anxious profession that knows no respite, to arrange these facts in their present form. It breaks our heart to record the sad departure of our venerable Acharyya from this sublunary sphere to a land 'from whose bourne no traveller ever returns.
In conclusion, we implore our readers to excuse the errors of omission and commission which are inevitable in the execution of such a huge work, more especially when the author is encumbered with the responsible duties of his profession involving, as they do, the life and death of persons entrusted to his care..
Publication date : (1917)
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