History of Medicine: Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt

(Updated this early post from 6/11/2013) I stumbled upon “Disease and Medicine in World History” by Sheldon Watts in the library and realized I couldn’t pass up the chance to learn about such an interesting topic. My dad also gave me another book, “the Healers: The Doctor, Then and Now” by Kurt Pollack and E.…

History of Medicine: Ayurveda, Traditional Indian Medicine

I can’t believe it’s been half a year since I’ve written on this. Lots going on, but I’m picking up after reading about Hinduism and Buddhism months ago, delving into Ayurveda, which gets its underlying philosophy from the aforementioned religions of India. Ayurvedic medicine is the traditional medical system of India, originating two to three…