A mural painting of Sushrutha at the SUT Royal Hospital Reception
A tribute to Sushrutha, the master surgeon
Sushrutha, one of the earliest surgeons of recorded history (600 B.C.) is believed to be the first individual to describe Rhinoplasty. The detailed description of the Rhinoplasty operation by Sushrutha is amazingly meticulous, comprehensive and relevant today.
The historic contribution of Sushrutha, the ancient surgeon of India, is well recognized for his innovative method of not only rhinoplasty, but also extracapsular lens extraction in Cataract, anal and dental surgeries.
Sushrutha was the famous surgeon of Kashi, popularly known as Benares and used to teach and practice medicine around 600 BC. He was a disciple of Dhanwantari, who is recognized as the Lord deity of Ayurveda (science of life) the Indian system of medicine.
The language used was Sanskrit â€” the Vedic language of that period (2000-500 BC). The most authentic compilation of his teachings and work is presently available in a treatise called “Sushrutha Samhita”. The Sushrutha Samhita contains 184 chapters and description of 1120 illnesses, 700 medicinal plants, a detailed study on Anatomy, 64 preparations from mineral sources and 57 preparations based on animal sources
With Padmasree Dr.Krishnan Nair, Director,Cancer Centre of SUT Royal Hospital
Sri Dhanwanthari Moorthi
Dhanwanthari is believed the incarnation of Vishnu. (Ayurveda Moorthi). Dhanwanthari is a particular wing of Ayurveda science. He is the father of Indian science of Medicine -Ayurveda which is attributed to him.
(The above Mural Painting is kept at the reception of the new SUT Royal Hospital).