The present book embraces all the essential portions of the principles medical books of the Hindus. The present book is divided into four parts. Part in is on Hindu Anatomy. This part is divided into Nine chapters. Ch. I is on Elements of the body; Ch. II Generation; Ch. III Growth and functions of the body; Ch. Iv Structure of the Corporal part of the body (Anatomy); Ch. V; Vital parts Ch. VI Spiritual parts of the Body; Ch. Vii Nature of Temperaments; Ch. VIII Ages; Ch. IX on Death. Part Second deals with Hindu Therapeutics. The Hindu sages believe that diseases are either produced by sins committed in former life; by derangements of the humors; or by the combination of theses two causes. The former type can be removed by prayers or sacrifices while the second type by prayers or sacrifices while the second type by only through medicine. This part is divided into four Chapters. Ch. I is on Hygelogy. It includes in Section Material Medical. The following remarks of Material Medical have been included are on Simple medicine; and second regarding the most common preparation and uses of Medicine. Ch. III is on pharmacy or the preparation of Medicine. In this Chapter, the Weights and measures, With the preparation, and forms and doses of medicine is taken up. Ch. IV is on the Surgery. The following topics on Surgery are taken up in this chapter. I, The structure of the body and their natural and relative positions, so as to enable the Surgeon successfully to perform operation;2. The mature of surgical diseases including inflation, ulceration, and fistula; 3. Description of Surgical instruments and bandages; The means of removing blood from the body, including cupping, leeches and scarification; 5. Styptics; 6. Caustics, actual and potential;7. Burns and scalds; 8. Directions ofr performing operations for removing foreign substances from the body, and for treating wounds; 9. The means of improving and of forming new ears and nose; 10. Of fractures and of their treatment; and of dislocations and their treatment. The part on origin and History of Medicine includes- Rank of practitioner, and duties of teacher; Character duties of Puplis; Duties of the physicians of his attendant and of the Patient; and Recompense of the Physic-Ch. I is on General remarks on disease, general treatment of disease’s. Ch. II-Description and treatment of particular diseases-Diseases of the Humors.
What makes books appear?. The real authors of books are not those isolated individual persons who cast them up or cause to be published. It is the request or the public express or implied which brings them into existence. I have never known any book which has been printed without consulting the necessity of the public. A desire has been always expressed by interested in 1hb dissemination of Hindu medical theories, b compile a work embracing the essential portions of the print medical books of the Hindus. Certainly it is very desirable to have in possession all the best books of this kind. But j generally falls beyond the. resources of many. Moreover it involves an immense loss of time to arrive at few truths after going through an enormous mass of rubbish. A compilation of t sort-is therefore a necessity and can never be unwelcome. I order that it ipay be intelligible to our brethren in the other Fences as well as to European medical men, I have caused English translation to be made thereof. I have spared no
sins. to niece the work really useful. For this purpose, I have Fit in many things which my personal experience has been able to gather and which I honestly believe to be serviceable to those far whom they are intended. If the present work meets with the approbation of the public as all of my previous publications have, I shall not consider my labor spent in vain. In conclusion, I cannot forego this opportunity of thanking the people who have always encouraged my productions and to whom I owe a heavy debt of gratitude.
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