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History of Medicine

In March 1944 Sir Winston Churchill remarked that "The more you can look back, the further you can go forward."

The past bears the genesis of the present and future. History forms the basis of all knowledge and is the convenient avenue of approach to any subject or any discipline of science. Also the concept of disease and the therapies based thereon has varied over the many millennia making the study even more essential.

As such it is natural to regard the evolution and progress of medicine from bygone times as an essential background to modern medical education.

Learn about the History of medicine in Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Arabian, European and in different centuries.


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Medicine :: Civilisation and Centuries

  • Pre-Historic Medicine:: Power Point Presentation
    Presenter : Dr. Ambreesh Pandey  |  Rating:   |  0 Comments  |  6836 times viewed
    The presentation is a proved example and answer for all the medical students and people who believe that at the beginning of civilization there was no certain medical procedures and there was nothing like surgery to cure the man in need. With pictures and solid proofs, Dr. Pandey showed that we believe or not, but in ancient era and in stone-age man was not merely depends upon luck for cure, but also try to fight for life in his own discovered ways.

    The presentation is in simple language and in a story sort of flow, which makes people curious to check it till the end.
  • Importance of studying History of Medicine
    Author : Dr. Anoop Kumar Srivastava  |  Rating:   |  1 Comments  |  13668 times viewed
  • Medicine at the Time of Hahnemann
    Author : Dr. Anoop Kumar Srivastava  |  Rating:   |  1 Comments  |  12584 times viewed
    Blood letting was done for almost every disease by use of Lancet, Leeches, Cupping etc. Blood letting was a popular mode of treatment. When a large quantity of blood was required, the appropriate vein was cut. If only a small amount was needed, a leech would be used. Benjamin Rush (1745-1843), a great physician of America, and one who systematised medicine there, typifies the practice of the time. He was such an ardent exponent of blood letting that “he shed more blood than any general in history.”

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History of Homeopathy

  • Discovery of Homeopathy
    Author : Dr. P. Singh  |  Rating:   |  1 Comments  |  11983 times viewed
    The discovery of Homoeopathy is one of the greatest contributions of Hahnemann. Discovery of Homeopathy is not an example of serendipity, but it was the result of years of thinking and experiments.
  • Spread of Homeopathy in World
    Author : Dr. Shalini Srivastava  |  Rating:   |  1 Comments  |  9491 times viewed
    After the discovery of Homoeopathy in 1796, he settled in Leipzig & in 1812 obtained permission to lecture in the University of that Capital. He soon gathered around him a band of disciples who learned from his lips, assisted him in his proving and one by one went forth to carry out in their chosen fields of practice the method he had taught them. This was the beginning of Homoeopathy in Germany. In 1821 STAPF & GROSS established the first Homoeopathic Journal, well known as the ARCHIV,.
  • Spread of Homeopathy in India
    Author : Dr. B.K. Srivastava  |  Rating:   |  1 Comments  |  13809 times viewed
    That this therapeutic system came to be practiced in India when Hahnemann was alive in Paris is known from a book published in London in 1852 by John Martin Honigburger, late physician to the Court of Lahore, under the title Thity-Five Years in the East . It is not known certainly when Honigburger first came to India but for some years up to the 1860 he practiced in Calcutta and was chiefly known as the 'Cholera Doctor'.
  • History of Homeopathy
    Author : Dr. B.S. Suvarna  |  Rating:   |  1 Comments  |  8869 times viewed
    Appalled by the savage medical practices of the day, he formulated a system of healing that was only extremely safe, but scientifically based; his philosophy of disease and its cure through natural processes has changed very little from that day to this. The principle of like curing like or 'the law of similars'as it is some times called, decries that if a substance can cause harm to a healthy person in large doses, it also has the potential to cure the same problem in tiny doses by stimulating the body's own natural energy enabling it to heal itself.

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Samuel Hahnemann :: The Father of Homeopathy

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