Brain Surgery in Ancient Tibet

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Brain Surgery in Ancient Tibet

Postby Astus » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:11 pm

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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Re: Brain Surgery in Ancient Tibet

Postby Malcolm » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:16 pm

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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Re: Brain Surgery in Ancient Tibet

Postby kirtu » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:25 pm

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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Re: Brain Surgery in Ancient Tibet

Postby Indrajala » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:37 pm

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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Re: Brain Surgery in Ancient Tibet

Postby Malcolm » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:26 pm

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

Kirt



Never existed.
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