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January 19, 1924

Indian Therapeutics (for Medical Practitioners).

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By Dr. Damodar Vasudeo Sandu, G.P.A.C., L.M.S. Paper. Pp. 91. Bombay: VB. K. Sandu, 1923.

JAMA. 1924;82(3):232. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650290062036

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This booklet, including a price list, represents an attempt on the part of a pharmacal manufacturing firm to arouse interest in Ayurved, or the Aryan Medical Science, in part by appeal to national Hindu pride and prejudice. "The Hindu physicians were far advanced and were unrivalled in all the branches of medicine, when... the Britons were savages and used to go about naked.... The Hindu Medicine is the foundation upon which the building of the European medical science has been constructed.... The British rule marked an era of the downfall of this science," and "it is the bounden duty of the Indian graduates in medicine and science to carry on sympathetically, by modern means, experiments and research work and to render an appearance of up-to-date and living science to the system of their forefathers." This is a consummation devoutly to be wished, as the presentation given is nothing more than

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