The Legacy of Caraka by M.S. Valiathan

By M.S. Valiathan

Examine on CarakaStudy on Carakasaṃhitā, classical treatise on ayurveda approach in Indic medicine.
Caraka, the grasp general practitioner, is assumed to have lived within the first century advert. The Samhita– composed through him types the bedrock of ayurvedic perform this present day. His contribution to India’s cultural inheritance was once profound. Caraka Samhita– used to be, in truth, a revision of an older textual content Agnivesa– Tantra, which was once written numerous centuries ahead of Caraka’s time. Caraka’s revision turned so renowned that it used to be translated into Tibetan, Arabic, English and lots of Indian languages. The Legacy of Caraka retells the Samhita– in a brand new structure. rather than adhering to the series of the Stha–nas within the unique, the writer has retold the Samhita– via thematically established chapters, in modern idiom. The retelling has concerned a point of restructuring and condensation yet has ensured that no matter what is acknowledged may be traced again to the unique. In an in depth creation, the writer has commented on particular features of Caraka’s philosophy, options and perform, as visible from the perspective of contemporary drugs. This booklet might be of distinct curiosity to scholars of a–yurveda, drugs and different sciences, and people attracted to the historical past of technology in India.
saṃhitā, classical treatise on ayurveda procedure in Indic drugs.

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Issues in ophthalmic practice: current and future challenges by Dr Susan Watkinson, Watkinson, Dr Susan

By Dr Susan Watkinson, Watkinson, Dr Susan

Ophthalmic nurse practitioners face many demanding situations at the present time, as a result of the results of demographic swap, advancing expertise and learn, and extending executive laws. This ebook incorporates a wealth of knowledge with regards to the nursing administration of individuals with a variety of ophthalmic stipulations. even as, it encourages ophthalmic nurses and allied healthcare execs to imagine severely in regards to the wider political matters impacting on their daily perform. The final 3 a long time have obvious significant advances within the care of individuals with ophthalmic stipulations in all age teams, and ophthalmic nursing has turn into correspondingly extra advanced. This well timed booklet displays the most up-tp-date, evidence-based perform in ophthalmic nursing whereas highlighting the necessity for ophthalmic nurses to enhance conduct of severe idea as a fashion of protecting their place inside of a much broader group of perform.

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Palliative Care: The 400-Year Quest for a Good Death by Harold Y. Vanderpool

By Harold Y. Vanderpool

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Moral reform routine claiming to guard teenagers started to emerge within the usa over a century in the past, such a lot significantly while Anthony Comstock and his supporters crusaded to limit the stream of birth control, info at the sexual rights of ladies, and "obscene" artwork and literature. a lot in their rhetoric affects debates on matters surrounding childrens and sexuality this present day. Drawing on Victorian bills of pregnant ladies, prostitutes, loose fans, and others deemed "immoral," Nicola Beisel argues that rhetoric concerning the ethical corruption of kids speaks to an ongoing parental main issue: that kids will fail to duplicate or exceed their mom and dad' social place. The rhetoric of morality, she keeps, is greater than symbolic and is going past efforts to manage mass habit. For the Victorians, it tapped into the phobia that their very own little ones might fall prey to vice and eventually dwell in shame.

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