Sushruta: The father of Indian surgery and ophthalmology

@article{Kansupada2007SushrutaTF,
  title={Sushruta: The father of Indian surgery and ophthalmology},
  author={K Kansupada and Joseph W Sassani},
  journal={Documenta Ophthalmologica},
  year={2007},
  volume={93},
  pages={159-167}
}
Sushruta is the most celebrated physician and surgeon in India. Though he practiced during the 5th century B.C., many of his contributions to medicine and surgery preceded similar discoveries in the Western world. Sushruta devotes a complete volume of his experiences to ophthalmologic diseases. In theUttar Tantrum, Sushruta enumerates a sophisticated classification of eye diseases complete with signs, symptoms, prognosis, and medical/surgical interventions. In particular, Sushruta describes… Expand
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