The roots of āyurveda: selections from Sanskrit medical writings

  title={The roots of āyurveda: selections from Sanskrit medical writings},
  author={Thomas John Starling Patterson},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={142 - 143}
  • T. Patterson
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Medicine, History
  • Medical History
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