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Old 09-05-2015, 09:06 PM   #50
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Suśruta (Devanagari सुश्रुत, an adjective meaning "very famous") was an ancient Indian surgeon commonly attributed to as the author of the treatise Sushruta Samhita.. He is dubbed as the "founding father of surgery" and the Sushrut Samhita is identified as one of the best and outstanding commentary on Medical Science of Surgery.. He is said to have been a physician originally of South India active in Varanasi.. His period is usually placed between the period of 1200 BC - 600 BC.. One of the earliest known mention of the name is from the Bower Manuscript (4th or 5th century), where Sushruta is listed as one of the ten sages residing in the Himalayas..Texts also suggest that he learned surgery at Kasi from Lord Dhanvantari, the god of medicine in Hindu mythology..

A statue dedicated to Sushruta at Haridwar..

The Sushruta Samhita, in its extant form, in 184 chapters contains descriptions of 1,120 illnesses, 700 medicinal plants, 64 preparations from mineral sources and 57 preparations based on animal sources.. The text discusses surgical techniques of making incisions, probing, extraction of foreign bodies, alkali and thermal cauterization, tooth extraction, excisions, and trocars for draining abscess, draining hydrocele and ascitic fluid, removal of the prostate gland, urethral stricture dilatation, vesicolithotomy, hernia surgery, caesarian section, management of haemorrhoids, fistulae, laparotomy and management of intestinal obstruction, perforated intestines and accidental perforation of the abdomen with protrusion of omentum and the principles of fracture management,traction, manipulation, apposition and stabilization including some measures of rehabilitation and fitting of prosthetic...

Haridwar is regarded as one of the se7en holiest places (Sapta Puri) to Hindus.. According to the Samudra manthan,Haridwar along with Ujjain, Nashik and Prayag (Allahabad) is one of four sites where drops of Amrit, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher while being carried by the celestial bird Garuda..Bhagavapurana states that Dhanavantari emerged from the Ocean of Milk and appeared with the pot of nectar during the story of the Samudra or Sagar manthan whilst the ocean was being churned by the Devas and Asuras, using the Mandara mountain and the serpent Vasuki.. The pot of Amrita was snatched by the Asuras or Demons, and after this event another avatar, Mohini, appears and takes the nectar back from the Asuras...

The name of the town has two spellings: Hardwar and Haridwar.. Each of these names has its own connotation.In Sanskrit, Hara means "Lord Shiva" and Dwara means "gate" or "gateway".. Hence, Hardwar stands for "Gateway to Lord Shiva".. Hardwar has been a typical place to start a pilgrim's journey in order to reach Mount Kailash, the eternal abode of Lord Shiva, Kedarnath, the northernmost Jyotirlinga and one of the sites of the smaller Char Dham pilgrimage circuit and Gaumukh, the source of River Ganga.. Har ki Pauri or footsteps of Lord Shiva is considered the most sacred site in Hardwar..On the other hand, Hari means "Lord Vishnu".. So, Haridwar stands for " The Gateway to Lord Vishnu"...

The Bower Manuscript is named after Hamilton Bower, the British Army intelligence officer who obtained it from a local inhabitant in Kucha early in 1890, while on a confidential mission for the government of British India... It is written in Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit using the Late Brahmi script.. As Scota is not an Egyptian name, the first task for the author is to identify a plausible candidate princess from surviving Egyptian records.. The Walter Bower manuscript gives the name of Scota's father as Achencres, and a historian called Manetho, writing around 300 BC, gives Achencres as the Greek version of Akhenaten..Chancres, as well as being painless ulcerations formed during the primary stage of syphilis, are associated with the African trypanosomiasis sleeping sickness, surrounding the area of the tsetse fly bite..Fossilized tsetse have been recovered from the Florissant Fossil Beds in Colorado..There are 23 species of tsetse flies..The concept of Hritshoola-literally heart pain—was known to Sushruta (6th century BC)... Wait a minute, Doc.. Are you trying to tell me that my mother has got the hots for me?.Precisely..Whoa..This is heavy..Wait a minute.. Don't I know you from somewhere?..

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