AYURVEDA AND SURGERY
Dr. Aiyanna P. P.* and Dr. Poornima Jalawadi
Surgery is an ancient medical speciality that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to investigate and to treat a pathological condition such as disease or injury. Today when we think of surgery it is usually the robotic surgeries, cutting edge technology, antiseptic theatres and sophisticated surgical equipments. But real fact is that surgery is science that was practiced even thousands of years ago in India. Ayurveda being the oldest system of medicine is the pioneer of surgery. Sushrutha samhita is very first surgical treatise written in the world which has a specialized branch called shalya Tantra.
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