Excerpts from Sushruta Samhita

 

Certain points highlighted by Sushruta are worth quoting because they holds true even today

“Patients in whom there is a break in the continuity of tissues should always be protected from dangerous and invisible creatures.”

“The surgical instruments should be used only after having been heated in the fire.”

“The surgeon should make efforts so that in compound fracture, infection does not supervene. Because suppuration of muscles, ligaments, vessels and nerves lead to great difficulties in the healing of fractures.” (Susruta).

“The powerfully virulent and harmful organisms, to whom flesh and blood is very dear, invade and patients tissues through the portals of entry of ulcers and wounds.”

“When flies come and drop the invisible organisms on the wound flourish on it and a severely painful swelling appears.

In Ayurveda great emphasis has been given to pharmacy. Drug action, poisonous properties, benefits and hazards of long term use, dosage, expiry period of the potency and many other aspects are described.

 

  • PUBLISHED DATE : May 06, 2015
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