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sushruta-First surgeon of the world


India has been a land of medical experts since ancient times. In fact, the recorded surgeries have been as old as 3500 years. However the legend says Indians have been doing surgeries for last 7000 years.

Sushruta – a prominent physician and surgeon had performed surgeries (Shalya – tantra) a millennium before Hippocrates and two millenniums before European physician and surgeon Aelius Galenus. He was born in India about 3500 years ago in a holy city Kashi (Varanasi) and learned medicine in the hermitage of Dividasa Dhanvantari. A book on medicine and surgery ‘Sushruta Samhita’ authored by him considered one of the gems in world medical literature.

‘Sushruta classified human surgery in eight categories, including advanced areas of plastic surgery, dental surgery, neurosurgery, extraction of cataracts, caesarean operation etc. He is recognized today as the father of plastic Surgery all over the world.

‘Sushruta Samhita’ proves that Sushruta was also proficient in removing urinary stones and locating and treating fractures. His suggestion to give limited quantity of wine to patients before surgical operation makes him the father of anaesthesia.

Popularity of his book attracted Arabian Caliph Al-Manṣū (AD 753 – 774) and by his order it was translated into Arabic as Kitab-Shaw Shoon-a-Hindi and Kitab-i-Susrud. In the early 19th century ‘Sushruta Samhita’ was published in Latin by Hessler and by Max Muller in German. And that is how India was known as the best Medical Tourism destination even 3,500 years ago.

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