Memoirs of Vaidyas. The Lives and Practices of Traditional Medical Doctors in Kerala, India (4)
This article presents an English translation of interview with a doctor of traditional Indian medicine (Āyurveda), Aṣṭavaidya, V. C. Nā*** Nampūtiri (1929 ~) in Kerala, India. The contents of the interview are 1. Background and education, 2. History of the family and Aṣṭavaidyas, 3. The legacy of Vāhaṭa (Vāgbhaṭa), 4. Medical texts and manuscripts, 5. Special treatments, Rasāyana, 6. Sanskrit and Malayalam literature.
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