A Short History of Aryan Medical Science

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A SHORT HISTORY

OF

ARYAN MEDICAL SCIENCE

 

 

A SHORT HISTORY

OF

ARYAN MEDICAL SCIENCE

 


 

BY

H.H. Sir BHAGVAT SINH JEE, k.c.i.e.

M.D., D.C.L., LL.D., F.R.C.P.E.

THAKORE SAHEB OF GONDAL

 


WITH TEN PLATES


 

LONDON

MACMILLAN AND CO., LTD.

NEW YORK : THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

1896

 

TO

PROFESSOR SIR WILLIAM TURNER

M.B., LL.D., D.C.L., D.SC, F.R.S., etc.

IN CHERISHED REMEMBRANCE OF

MANY HAPPY HOURS

This small Volume is inscribed

BY

HIS GRATEFUL PUPIL AND ADMIRER

PREFACE.


The literature of Aryan Medicine is so vast and copious that it is impossible to do adequate justice to its history within the compass of a small manual. The science is acknowledged on all hands to be of great antiquity, and contains a mine of information not to be altogether despised by the students of medicine of our day. Should it be approached in a spirit of fairness and inquiry, possibly it might disclose the germs of not a few of the marvellous discoveries in the realm of Medicine of which the present century is justly proud, and afford a diligent scholar ample scope and materials for comparison between the old and the new systems, with a view to supply the deficiencies of the one or the other for the benefit of mankind. An elaborate and complete history of Hindoo Medical Science is a great desideratum. If this humble attempt, however imperfect and fragmentary, should induce any of my readers to set himself seriously to the task of compiling from original sources a more readable and comprehensive history, I shall consider my labour to have been well spent.

B. S. J.

Gondal, 1895.

CONTENTS.


  1. Chapterpage
  2. I.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    11
  3. II.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    24
  4. III.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    40
  5. IV.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    45
  6. V.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    56
  7. VI.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    85
  8. VII.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    101
  9. VIII.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    151
  10. IX.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    161
  11. X.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    176
  12. XI.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    187
  13. XII.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    201
  14. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    207
  15. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    217


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.


Plates I.-VI.

Pharmaceutical Apparatus.

Plates VII.-X.

Surgical Appliances and Instruments.