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The Knowledge of Anatomy and Health in Āyurveda and Modern Medicine: Colonial Confrontation and Its Outcome

@inproceedings{Bhattacharya2009TheKO,
  title={The Knowledge of Anatomy and Health in Āyurveda and Modern Medicine: Colonial Confrontation and Its Outcome},
  author={Jayanta Bhattacharya},
  year={2009}
}
In my paper I shall argue that Western medicine has passed through epistemological and paradigmatic shifts from Bedside Medicine to Hospital Medicine to Laboratory Medicine. The singular act of post-mortem dissection differentiated Hospital Medicine from Bedside Medicine and established its unquestionable authority over Indian medical knowledge systems. In Āyurvedic knowledge, there is no single conception of the body, but a dominant one – a bodily frame – through which dosa-s, dhātu-s and… 
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