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Histroy of Medicine

Histroy of Medicine

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Published by: Manish Chandra Prabhakar on Nov 14, 2010
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´Those who fail to read the history are destined to suffer therepetition of mistakesµ
The History of Medicine
 
P
rimitive Medicine
It is truly said ³Medicine was conceived in sympathyand born out of necessity´
.
Due to limited Knowledge Primitive men attributed thedisease to µ
wrath of gods
or µ
invasion of body byevil spirits¶-
supernatural theory of disease.
 As a logical sequence, the medicine they practicedconsisted of appeasing the gods by prayers, rituals etce.g.treatment of snake bite by mantras.Primitive medicine is timeless and rudiments are seenin many parts of world like Asia, South America
 
I
ndian Medicine
5000
BC
µDhanvantari¶
Hindu god of medicine is said to be bornout of churning of ocean in a tug of war between godsand demons.Some believe that µ
Atharvaveda
gradually developedinto Ayurveda.
Ayurveda
=Knowledge of lifeBelieved in µTridosha theory of disease
.
Vata
(wind),
Pitta
(Gall) and
Kapha
(Mucous).Celebrated Authorities are
Atreya, Charaka,Sushruta

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