Wednesday, July 9, 2008


  • Maharshi Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago.
  • He and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like caesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery.
  • Susruta gave recognizable descriptions of malaria, tuberculosis, and diabetes.
  • He also wrote about Indian hemp, or Cannabis, and henbane for inducing anesthesia, and included specific antidotes and highly skilled treatments for bites of venomous snakes.
  • He is the first person to perform successful skin grafting and plastic surgery for the nose.
  • He quoted as "Strong emotions and passions are the causes not only of mental but also of physical illness".

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