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India's indigenous medical systems : a cross-disciplinary approach /

India's indigenous medical systems :  a cross-disciplinary approach /
DK Number:DK-249734
ISBN: 9789380607627
Title: India's indigenous medical systems : a cross-disciplinary approach /
Author: edited by Syed Ejaz Hussain, Mohit Saha.
Imprint: Delhi : Primus Books,
Physical Desc.: xiv, 344 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Year: 2015
Price: USD 50.30
Subject Strings: Traditional medicine--India--History--Congresses.
  Traditional medicine--India--Congresses.
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The essays by historians, botanists and specialists in indigenous and Western medicine t show the evolution of the medicinal system in India and the way it has adapted itself to the challenges posed by Western medical science. They discuss the development of medicine and public health under the patronage of Jahangir, the efficacy of the Ayurvedic medicinal system in dealing with epidemics and fatal diseases, and the story of vaccination in Bengal and the responses to it. They view the rich heritage of folk and tribal medicine among the tribes of Birbhum and the development of organised documentation of ethno-botanical medicine in India. They discuss the problems that have hampered development of indigenous medicine in India like shortcomings in the field of surgery and lack of proper scientific research. They bring out conflict and collaboration between Ayurvedic, Unani and allopathic modern medicine in India.

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Title Contents
Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
History of Medicine in South Asia: Some Concerns, Some QuestionsDeepak Kumar1
Diseases and medicines in the Pre-Modern World: Divergent Societies AssessmentsIshrat Alam12
Rise and Decline of surgery in Indigenous Medicine with Emphasis on Unani-tibbSyed Ejas Hussain53
Medical System During the Time of Jahangir: A STudyDebraj Chakraborty79
Situating Traditional Medicine in Modern Times: Ayurveda in Colonial BengalAchintya Kumar Dutta88
Ayurvedic medicine in Colonial Bengal: Challenge and ResponseSujata Mukherjee100
The Old and the New of Ayurvedic Materia Media: A Historical PerspectiveNupur Dasgupta114
Revisiting an Indigenous Medical Practice: The Tikadars in Colonial BengalArabinda Samanta151
Healing in an Indigenous Context: Leaves from the Journal of Dr. Martin Honigberger in the PunjabChhanda Chatterjee163
Clinical and Ergometric Evaluation of Terminalia Arjuna in Chronic Angina PectorisArunangshu Ganguly & Anil Bharani170
Fundamentals of Unani Medicine, Its Growth and National Scenario in Post Independent IndiaAnis Ahmad Ansari187
Unani Medicine in Indigenous Stain, with Reference to Some of its Notable Indian ResourcesAshhar Qadeer201
Medical System in Ancient India: History, Myth or Mist!: A Contemporary RelevanceParthasarathi Giri211
Indian Herbs and Plants for Treatment of Liver Disorder/Hepatitis BMohit Saha227
A Brief Sketch of Anatomical Knowledge and Health in Ayurveda: Its Interactions with Modern Medicine and Outcome in IndiaJayanta Bhattacharya241
Orchid Germplasm: Its Historical Perspectives, Medicinal Importance and Possible Conservation StrategiesNirmala Banerjee & Madhumita majumdar257
Tribal Medicine: Traditional Therapeutic Uses of Plants among the Tribes of Birbhum District, West BengalHabibur Rahman267
Issues Relating to Ontology Design for Indian Medical SystemS.N. Ojha299
'Disease, Diet, Medicine': Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray's Writings on FoodAmrit Sen318
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