Sushruta: Father of plastic surgery in Benares

  title={Sushruta: Father of plastic surgery in Benares},
  author={Khushbir Singh Bath and Sourabh Aggarwal and Vishal Sharma},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  pages={2 - 3}
Sushruta has been regarded as one of the pioneers of surgery. He performed procedures with crude surgical instruments that paved the path for today's operations. However, his existence is shrouded in myth and mystery. Sushruta belonged to a rich heritage of learned scholars and practiced and taught surgery at Benares University around 600BC. His work is assembled into a monumental thesis, possibly the first text book on surgery, the ‘Sushruta Samhita’ where he describes surgical instruments… 
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