Notable Modifications of Sushrut Samhita by Dalhana
Sushruta, the father of surgery gave Sushrut Samhita to his followers. The Sushrut Samhita gives simple, precise, logical and practical knowledge. Available commentary on Sushrut Samhita is Nibandhasangraha which is written by Dalhana who gave reasoning and description about some unsolved puzzles in Sushrut Samhita. This commentary is available in Sanskrit language which is unrecognized by common Ayurveda scholars and researchers. Although it is very difficult to understand and translate the Samhita in an easy language it will be a boon to all the Ayurveda scholars if we can understand the Dalhan’s explanation of Sushruta’s view. In this article we shall try to understand and interpret the knowledge of Sushruta and Dalhana from Sutrasthan Adhyaya no. 1 to 10 in parallel to western surgical knowledge to get a better understanding of basic principles of ancient and western surgical practice.
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