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August 1950

Hindu Medicine.

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By H. R. Zimmer. Price, $4. Pp. 203. Johns Hopkins Press, Homewood, Baltimore 18, 1948.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;86(2):317. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230140153021

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Abstract

These lectures, by a great Sanskrit scholar, interpret for the Western reader the Hindu philosophy of medicine. One must say philosophy advisedly, since the system exposed in the Vedas and other Hindu writings is not based on anatomy or pathology but on folklore or other esoteric concepts. Dr. Zimmer writes in a lucid and instructive style, and the reader finds it hard to put down the book. Dr. Edeltein's introduction also is intensely interesting; the account of Zimmer and his work grasps one's attention as much as the lectures themselves.

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