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245 04 The Roots of Ayurveda :|bselections from Sankskrit medical
       writings /|ctranslated with an introduction and notes by 
       Dominik Wujastyk. 
250    Rev. ed. 
264  1 London ;|aNew York :|bPenguin Books,|c2003. 
300    xlviii, 361 pages :|billustrations ;|c20 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Penguin classics. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-299) and 
       index. 
505 00 |tHistorical Context|gxv --|tClassical Indian Medicine
       |gxvii --|tChoice of Texts|gxxiv --|tCaraka's Compendium
       |g1 --|tOn Not Suppressing Natural Urges|g15 --|tOn Eight 
       Sets of Three|g22 --|tOn Hospitals|g35 --|tOn Epidemics
       |g38 --|tOn Heredity|g50 --|tSusruta's Compendium|g61 --
       |tUse of Knives|g83 --|tGaining Surgical Experience|g86 --
       |tStarting Out as a Surgeon|g88 --|tPlastic Surgery on the
       Ear and Nose|g90 --|tDiagnosis of Embedded Splinters|g100 
       --|tExtraction of Splinters|g105 --|tBlood and 
       Bloodletting|g109 --|tOn Breath and Wind|g116 --
       |tRejuvenation Through Soma|g125 --|tSafeguarding Food and
       Drink|g131 --|tStationary Poisons|g139 --|tUses of Garlic 
       (from the Bower Manuscript)|g147 --|tUses of Garlic|g154 -
       -|tKasyapa's Compendium|g161 --|tLady Opulence the 
       Demoness Child-Killer|g169 --|tVagbhata's Heart of 
       Medicine|g191 --|tDesiring Long Life|g205 --|tDaily 
       Regimen|g212 --|tSeasonal Regimen|g217 --|tSix Savours
       |g225 --|tScience of the Humours|g230 --|tLethal Points on
       the Body|g236 --|tOn Insanity|g244 --|tSarngadhara's 
       Compendium|g253 --|tOn Weights, Measures and Definitions
       |g261 --|tPulse, Omens, and Dreams|g267 --|tIntroducing 
       Medicine Through the Skin|g269 --|tOn the Human Body|g270.
520    Ayurveda, the ancient art of healing, has been practised 
       in India for over two thousand years, and survives today 
       as a living medical tradition whose principles are at the 
       heart of many of the complementary therapies now used in 
       the West. This 'science of longevity' has parallels with 
       Buddhist thought, and advocates a life of moderation 
       through which the three humours of the body will be 
       brought into balance. The practical advice offered here 
       ranges from the benefits of garlic therapy to prayers for 
       protection against malevolent disease deities, from 
       surgical techniques to exercise regimes and from the 
       treatment of poisons to the interpretation of dreams. The 
       writings selected for this volume are taken from the 
       Sanskrit medical texts written by the first Ayurvedic 
       physicians, who lived between the fifth century BC and the
       fourteenth century AD. Dominik Wujastyk's authoritative 
       translation is fresh and contemporary in feel, revealing 
       Ayurveda as a timeless tradition. 
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