Sunday, January 18, 2009

Plastic Surgery: Started in 600 BC

Sushruta, the Father of Surgery, wrote a famous book "Sushruta Samhita" in 600 BC. This detailed collection of manuscripts was the first and very impressive manual of surgery. It contained descriptions of 120 surgical instruments, as well as several surgeries for the first time including repair of cleft lips, disssection of cadvers, removing the prostrate, cataract lenses and abscess drains. The most detailed descriptions are of rhinoplasty (nose repair), which developed into a science.

1 comment:

sfauthor said...

Nice posting. Do you know about these Samhita texts?