2600 YEAR OLD ANCIENT INDIAN PLASTIC SURGERY! (Post No.4700)

Date: 4 FEBRUARY 2018

 

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Post No. 4700

 

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AYURVEDA EXHIBITION – PART 2

 

Sushruta who lived 2600 years ago in India is the Father of Surgery. He described  over 100 medical instruments. He was famous for nose surgery known as rhinoplasty. The amazing thing about the Nose Surgery is that it was used even 300 years ago in India. A British magazine has described it and the magazine news is displayed in the Ayuevdic man in Wellcome Centre in London (For full details of the Ayurvedic exhibition, please read my article posted yesterday here.

The news item says,

“Cowasjee, a man who had his nose reconstructed with the aid of plastic surgery, stipple engraving by W Nutter, after drawing by J Wales 1795.

 

Among the surgical techniques described in the  Ssruta Samhiat is rhinoplasty, the repair of a severed nose. Variations of this technique have survived in India over the centuries. In 1794, an article in the Gentleman’s magazine of London reported an operation carried out on an employee of the British East India Company who had been captured and mutilated during the Mysore Wars. As witnessed by Company surgeons, a flap of skin incised from the forehead was grafted onto the stump from which a new nose was formed. Such reports heled the resurgence of Indian surgical methods in the 1700s and foreshadowed the modern plastic surgery.

 

Here is another anatomical image from Western India. It has Sanskrit and Gujarati terms for body parts. It is like Persian picture, but the Indian artist had added Chakras and Tantric iconography to the spinal column.

Hanuman bringing the Magical Herb Sanjeevani along with the hill. When Lakshmana was injured, Hanauman was asked to get the Life Giving Sanjeevani herb. Since he could identify the herb he uprooted the entire hill where it is grown and brought it to Lanka.

–Subham–

 

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