Know : Plastic Surgery in 1500 BC forgotten Indian History

26 Sep



Archaeologists made the discovery that the people of Indus Valley Civilization, even from the early Harappan periods (c. 3300 BCE), had knowledge of medicine and dentistry. The physical anthropologist that carried out the examinations, Professor Andrea Cucina from the University of Missouri-Columbia, made the discovery when he was cleaning the teeth from one of the men. Later research in the same area found evidence of teeth having been drilled, dating back 9,000 years to 7000 BCE.

Sushruta (c. 600 BCE other dates range from 1000 BCE to 900 CE) known as “Father of Surgery” taught and practiced surgery on the banks of the Ganges in the area that corresponds to the present day city of Benares in Northern India. He is also considered as the father of plastic surgery and ophthalmology. His method of plastic surgery was copied by George Screw from Germany and 2 others in 1614…

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