Studies on Indian Medical History: This Is A Scholarly Work. The Historical Narrative Is Most Interesting.The Scientific And Medical Network
Dominik Wujastyk, G.Jan Meulenbeld
- ISBN: 9788120817685, 8120817680
- Year of Publication: 2001
- Binding: Hardcover
- Edition: 1st
- No. of Pages: 243
- Language: English
This volume of studies presents the papers given at the second workshop of the European Ayurdic society, a group which was formed in Groningen in 1983. The volume is thus a sequel to Proceedings of the international workshop on priorities in the study of Indian medicine. The workshop was held over a period of three days in September 1985 in the congenial surroundings of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine ii London, and it provided a splendid opportunity for scholars in the field of Indian medical history to meet in one place and to share the latest research in their respective areas.
"This book would be a good critical study for an expert in the field....
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About the Author(s)
Dominik Wujastyk was educated in the exact sciences (physics, London Univ.) and in Asian Studies (Sanskrit and Pali, Oxford Univ. college, London where he holds a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship. He has recently been researching the history of Ayurveda in the Early Modern period from 1550-1750. His publications include Metarules of Paninian Grammar, A Handlist of the Sanskrit and Prakrit Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library, The Roots of Ayurveda, Studies in Indian Medicine History, Contagion in Pre-Modern Societies. He is on the editorial board of the journals Asian medicine: Tradition and Modernity, The Indian Journal of History of Science, and International Journal of Hindu studies, and is and co-founder and co-editor of two book series, Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series (Brill), and Indian Medical Tradition Series (Motilal Banarsidass).