Historiography

Publication Title: 
Journal of Homosexuality

Joseph Cady's recent article, "Masculine Love," Renaissance Writing, and the "New Invention' of Homosexuality," Journal of Homosexuality 23.1-2 (1992): 9-40, did much to shed new light on the controversial issue of whether homosexual identity is a relatively late phenomenon (late seventeenth- or early eighteenth-century at the earliest according to scholars of the "constructivist" persuasion) or already existed in the age of the Renaissance and before.

Author(s): 
Forker, C. R.
Publication Title: 
Archiwum Historii I Filozofii Medycyny

This is a question which by and of every lecturer of the history of pharmacy, especially when there is plenty of information about the subject, and very little "lecture time" available. A lecturer should also remember, that pharmaceutical faculties aim to produce a good expert on medicine, not "an historian of pharmacy". But it is also desirable for pharmacists - experts on medicines - to obtain an elementary body of information about who contributed to shaping the practice of medicine, its variety and ...its kindness.

Author(s): 
Drygas, A.
Publication Title: 
Archiwum Historii I Filozofii Medycyny

This is a question which by and of every lecturer of the history of pharmacy, especially when there is plenty of information about the subject, and very little "lecture time" available. A lecturer should also remember, that pharmaceutical faculties aim to produce a good expert on medicine, not "an historian of pharmacy". But it is also desirable for pharmacists - experts on medicines - to obtain an elementary body of information about who contributed to shaping the practice of medicine, its variety and ...its kindness.

Author(s): 
Drygas, A.
Publication Title: 
Revue Internationale D'histoire De La Psychanalyse

Freud's definition of the relationship between hypnosis and psychoanalysis is a political one that even then pointed to the paradigmatical sciences as defined by Kuhn. Nevertheless, the historian who applies to psychoanalysis the technique of symetry elaborated for such sciences, runs up against a set of singularities that risk bringing him to a position of denouncer of a "fake science".

Author(s): 
Chertok, L.
Stengers, I.
Publication Title: 
Medical History
Author(s): 
Sommer, Andreas
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine (Hyderabad)

In the doctrines of Ayurveda the twak rogas are known by the general term Kushtha. Atharvaveda describes the twak roga in the name of Kilasa, palita, with the clinical picture of grey and white spots, generally from deeper layers of skin and referred the herbal remedies. Almost all the samhitas uniformly classified Kushtha as Maha Kushtha and Kshudra Kushtha, but there is difference of opinion about the number in each group. The historical perspectives of the Twak rogas (Kushtha) are being presented according to Rigveda, Atharvaveda, Charaka, Sushruta, Vagbhata, Madhavakara Todaramalla.

Author(s): 
Narayana, A.
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine (Hyderabad)

Arunadatta who wrote the famous 'Sarvanga Sundara' commentary on Ashtanga Hridaya, was the son of Mrigankadatta and a multi-farious scholar having vast knowledge of several branches of ancient learnings. It is said that he was a native of Bengal and lived in the early period of 13th century, earlier to Hemadri. It is also believed that apart from the Sarvanga Sundara commentary, he wrote a commentary on Sushruta Samahita also and composed another work entitled 'Manushyala Chandrika' dealing and geology and architecture.

Author(s): 
Subhakta, P. K.
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine (Hyderabad)

It seems the survey for medical manuscripts has not been done thoroughly so far in India particularly in Andhra Pradesh. Though few Researchers toured many important places and collected a number of manuscripts, but still there are many villages and several families of physicians and scholars possessing many manuscripts, are not covered. One of the aims and objects of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine is to procure and study the rare and uncared medical manuscripts.

Author(s): 
Narayana, A.
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine (Hyderabad)

The three texts written by Charak, Sushrut and Vagbhat are considered as Vrihattrayee because of their original contributions to the basic tenants of Ayurveda and innovative uses of plants and medicine. But despite the possibility of exploring efficacious for mulations from among these classics, not much attempts have been made in this direction, due to the fact that now most of them are not in vogue in practice by majority of Ayurvedic physicians.

Author(s): 
Nanda, G. C.
Padhi, M. M.
Pathak, N. N.
Choppra, K. K.
Publication Title: 
Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine (Hyderabad)

The article describes a systematic bias against India in Western literature on history of medicine. While many authors have ignored the contributions of India in development of medicine altogether, the others have relegated India's role much behind other civilizations. Unnecessary and deliberate controversies on dating and origin of Ayurveda, primacy of Greek vs. Hindu Medicine and the origin of the practice of variolation have been elaborated by Western authors. Some medical historians, like Siegrist, have tried to give India its due place in the history of medicine.

Author(s): 
Singh, A.

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