Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hippocratic - hi-upa-kart-ic, Hippocrates - hi-up-kaar-t-us

Hippocratic - Oath of selfless service taken by graduating doctors.

hi-upa-kaar-t-ic -
In Sanskrit it means that one who only does charitable (and favorable) work.

Hippocrates - hi-up-kaar-t-us (
or ah) - One who wants to do a charitable work. (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC) ( 6th century BCE) (300 BC)

In Mehrgarh, Pakistan, archeologists made the discovery that the people of Indus Valley Civilization from the early Harappan periods (c. 3300 BC) had knowledge of medicine and dentistry

Dhanwanti, the Father of Ayurveda, and the guru of Sushurita.

Sushurita was one of the 500 BC Surgeons who was doing Plastic Surgery to construct Noses (called Rhinoplasty).

Ayurveda was also having Surgery ((k)Shalya Shilp ChikitShaa) as well but after Buddha around 500 BC blood letting was considered sinful and this practice vaned.

According to Ayurvedia traditions, Hippocrates had visited India and learnt. Notice the commonality of 3 Doshas or Humors of Ayurveda and the 3 or 4 Humors of Greek Medicine (depending on how you count Black and Yellow Bile as one or two).

Many of modern instruments used in surgery match that used by Sashurita, who was before Hippocratus, and they also match those used by Hippocratus,