Great Indian 7..ACHARYA SUSHRUT..FATHER OF PLASTIC SURGERY
June 29, 2007 1:00pm CST
Hi friends, I want to share to the whole world about India's great people whom even the Indians donot know much how great they are..If we donot remember them now, we shall forget them forever and the great works they did during their times because of which most world is running on.. I am starting 9 discussions on all the great people of India so please share ur what ever you know about them and let the whole world know how great really India is..please visit the remaining 8 and know abou them In this discussion, let us know about SUSHRUT A genius who has been glowingly recognized in the annals of medical science. Born to sage Vishwamitra, Acharya Sudhrut details the first ever surgery procedures in "Sushrut Samhita," a unique encyclopedia of surgery. He is venerated as the father of plastic surgery and the science of anesthesia. When surgery was in its infancy in Europe, Sushrut was performing Rhinoplasty (restoration of a damaged nose) and other challenging operations. In the "Sushrut Samhita," he prescribes treatment for twelve types of fractures and six types of dislocations. His details on human embryology are simply amazing. Sushrut used 125 types of surgical instruments including scalpels, lancets, needles, Cathers and rectal speculums; mostly designed from the jaws of animals and birds. He has also described a number of stitching methods; the use of horse's hair as thread and fibers of bark. In the "Sushrut Samhita," and fibers of bark. In the "Sushrut Samhita," he details 300 types of operations. The ancient Indians were the pioneers in amputation, caesarian and cranial surgeries. Acharya Sushrut was a giant in the arena of medical science.