Susruta of India, an unrecognized contributor to the history of exercise physiology.

  title={Susruta of India, an unrecognized contributor to the history of exercise physiology.},
  author={Charles M. Tipton},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={104 6},
  • C. Tipton
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of applied physiology
When considering the history of exercise physiology, authors begin with Hippocrates and the "Golden Age" of Greece before mentioning Galen and the contributions from Rome. However, this approach has omitted the information from the ancient civilizations of India which flourished before and during the emergence of Mycenaen cultures. Specifically ignored have been 1) the tridosa doctrine (humoral theory), which as early as 1500 B.C., emphasized that disease occurred because of a displacement of… 

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