Vol. 16 No. 1 (2024): Mental Health & Wellbeing

Sushruta – Ancient Medical Practitioner Ahead of his Time

Rajeev Gupta
University of Sheffield, UK

Published 2024-03-06


  • Ayurveda,
  • Sushruta

How to Cite

Gupta, R. (2024). Sushruta – Ancient Medical Practitioner Ahead of his Time. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 16(1). https://doi.org/10.38192/16.1.3


As a medical doctor with 35 years of experience as a modern medical practitioner, I know how modern medical science teaches an organ and system-based approach learning building up into a disease-based approach to the treatment. This is a popular system and most of us just follow the system, however there are learning from the old Indian system of science with different approaches, such as emulated by the writings of Sushruta was one of the ancient Indian surgeon and physician who impressed me. He was ahead of his time in thinking and has written several treatises, so as to share the knowledge widely.


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