Wujastyk, D. (2005) Change and creativity in early modern Indian medical thought. Journal of Indian Philosophy , 33 (1) pp. 95-118. 10.1007/s10781-004-9056-0.
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This paper begins with a frame story, the reports on Indian medicine recorded in the 17th century travelogue of the British traveller John Fryer. Fryer’s observations as an outsider are contrasted with an internal view of the works of three quite different Sanskrit medical authors who were working at about the time of his visit: the Vaidyajiivana of Lolimbaraja, the Rogaarogavada of Vıresvara, and the Ayurvedasaukhya ascribed to Todaramalla. Questions are posed concerning the purposes of these works, their relative popularity, and their reception. Finally, Fryer’s failure to penetrate the culture of Sanskritic medicine is highlighted.
|Title:||Change and creativity in early modern Indian medical thought|
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|Additional information:||The original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10781-004-9056-0.|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Biosciences (Division of) > UCL Centre for the History of Medicine|
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