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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:11 pm 
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Tibetan encyclopedia provides evidence of ancient brain surgery

"Brain surgery was practiced by doctors at least 2,900 years ago, a specialist on Tibetan culture and literature said Wednesday after four decades of research on the Tibetan Tripitaka, an ancient encyclopedia."

Does anyone have some background information about the reliability of this claim?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:16 pm 
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Astus wrote:
Tibetan encyclopedia provides evidence of ancient brain surgery

"Brain surgery was practiced by doctors at least 2,900 years ago, a specialist on Tibetan culture and literature said Wednesday after four decades of research on the Tibetan Tripitaka, an ancient encyclopedia."

Does anyone have some background information about the reliability of this claim?



This is quite a misleading heading -- the brain surgery in question would have been in Ancient India.

There is a tradition of surgery in Ayurveda.

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Namdrol wrote:
Astus wrote:
Tibetan encyclopedia provides evidence of ancient brain surgery

"Brain surgery was practiced by doctors at least 2,900 years ago, a specialist on Tibetan culture and literature said Wednesday after four decades of research on the Tibetan Tripitaka, an ancient encyclopedia."

Does anyone have some background information about the reliability of this claim?



This is quite a misleading heading -- the brain surgery in question would have been in Ancient India.

There is a tradition of surgery in Ayurveda.


But none exists in traditional Chinese medicine or it was lost. So the Maya, Aztecs, maybe Incas and Indians had surgery?

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kirtu wrote:
Namdrol wrote:
Astus wrote:
Tibetan encyclopedia provides evidence of ancient brain surgery

"Brain surgery was practiced by doctors at least 2,900 years ago, a specialist on Tibetan culture and literature said Wednesday after four decades of research on the Tibetan Tripitaka, an ancient encyclopedia."

Does anyone have some background information about the reliability of this claim?



This is quite a misleading heading -- the brain surgery in question would have been in Ancient India.

There is a tradition of surgery in Ayurveda.


But none exists in traditional Chinese medicine or it was lost. So the Maya, Aztecs, maybe Incas and Indians had surgery?

Kirt


Egypt did surgeries in ancient times, too. They had surgical operations for brain tumours.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:26 pm 
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But none exists in traditional Chinese medicine or it was lost. So the Maya, Aztecs, maybe Incas and Indians had surgery?

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Never existed.

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