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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122  


Department of Cardiology, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Date of Submission04-Feb-2020
Date of Acceptance04-Feb-2020
Date of Web Publication29-Jun-2020

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Smitha Anilkumar
Department of Cardiology, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha
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How to cite this article:
Anilkumar S. Susruta. Heart Views 2020;21:122

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Anilkumar S. Susruta. Heart Views [serial online] 2020 [cited 2023 Dec 4];21:122. Available from: https://www.heartviews.org/text.asp?2020/21/2/122/288320

Susruta was an ancient Indian surgeon (who was possibly born in 7th century BC) and is the author of the book “Sushruta Samhita,” a comprehensive textbook on medicine and surgery.

Susruta is considered the “Father of Plastic surgery” and is responsible for the advancement of medicine in the ancient India. He is credited with performing cosmetic surgery and especially with using forehead skin to reconstruct noses which were amputated as a punishment for crimes in his era.

In the ancient India, medical science supposedly made many advances. Specifically, these advances were in the areas of plastic surgery, extraction of cataracts, and dental surgery. There is documentary evidence to prove the existence of these practices.

The practice of surgery has been recorded in India around 800 BC.

Susruta's forte was rhinoplasty (plastic surgery) and ophthalmology (ejection of cataracts).


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