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dc.contributor.authorSingh, J.
dc.contributor.authorDesai, Manisha S.
dc.contributor.authorPandav, C. S.
dc.contributor.authorDesai, Sukumar P.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:07:58.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T15:37:34Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T15:37:34Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-25
dc.date.submitted2013-09-24
dc.identifier.citation<p>Singh J, Desai M S, Pandav C S, Desai S P. Contributions of ancient Indian physicians - Implications for modern times. J Postgrad Med 2012;58:73-8. Available from: <a href="http://www.jpgmonline.com/text.asp?2012/58/1/73/93259">http://www.jpgmonline.com/text.asp?2012/58/1/73/93259</a></p>
dc.identifier.issn0022-3859 (Linking)
dc.identifier.pmid22387655
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/25743
dc.description.abstractAyurveda traces its origins to contributions of mythological and real physicians that lived millennia earlier. In many respects, Western medicine also had similar origins and beliefs, however, the introduction of anatomical dissection and progressive application of scientific evidence based practices have resulted in divergent paths taken by these systems. We examined the lives, careers, and contributions made by nine ancient Indian physicians. Ancient texts, translations of these texts, books, and biographical works were consulted to obtain relevant information, both for Indian traditional medicine as well as for Western medicine. Ayurveda has retained principles enunciated by these physicians, with minor conceptual advances over the centuries. Western medicine separated from ancient Indian medicine several hundred years ago, and remains the foundation of modern medicine. Modern medicine is evidence based, and randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are the gold standard by which efficacy of treatment is evaluated. Ayurvedic medicine has not undergone such critical evaluation to any large extent. The few RCTs that have evaluated alternative medical treatment recently have shown that such therapy is no better than placebo; however, placebo treatment is 30% effective. We suggest that foreign domination, initially by Mughals, and later by the British, may have contributed, in part, to this inertia and protracted status quo.
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dc.relation.urlhttp://www.jpgmonline.com/text.asp?2012/58/1/73/93259
dc.subjectHistory, 20th Century
dc.subjectHistory, Ancient
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectIndia
dc.subjectMedicine, Ayurvedic
dc.subjectPhysicians
dc.subjectAlternative and Complementary Medicine
dc.subjectHistory of Science, Technology, and Medicine
dc.titleContributions of ancient Indian physicians--implications for modern times
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of postgraduate medicine
dc.source.volume58
dc.source.issue1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/anesthesiology_pubs/152
dc.identifier.contextkey4623393
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-23T15:37:34Z
html.description.abstract<p>Ayurveda traces its origins to contributions of mythological and real physicians that lived millennia earlier. In many respects, Western medicine also had similar origins and beliefs, however, the introduction of anatomical dissection and progressive application of scientific evidence based practices have resulted in divergent paths taken by these systems. We examined the lives, careers, and contributions made by nine ancient Indian physicians. Ancient texts, translations of these texts, books, and biographical works were consulted to obtain relevant information, both for Indian traditional medicine as well as for Western medicine. Ayurveda has retained principles enunciated by these physicians, with minor conceptual advances over the centuries. Western medicine separated from ancient Indian medicine several hundred years ago, and remains the foundation of modern medicine. Modern medicine is evidence based, and randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are the gold standard by which efficacy of treatment is evaluated. Ayurvedic medicine has not undergone such critical evaluation to any large extent. The few RCTs that have evaluated alternative medical treatment recently have shown that such therapy is no better than placebo; however, placebo treatment is 30% effective. We suggest that foreign domination, initially by Mughals, and later by the British, may have contributed, in part, to this inertia and protracted status quo.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathanesthesiology_pubs/152
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anesthesiology
dc.source.pages73-8


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