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History of teaching anatomy in India: from ancient to modern times.
Anat Sci Educ. 2013 Sep-Oct; 6(5):351-8.AS

Abstract

Safe clinical practice is based on a sound knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. Thus, knowledge of anatomy has been an essential tool in the practice of healthcare throughout the ages. The history of anatomy in India traces from the Paleolithic Age to the Indus Valley Civilization, the Vedic Times, the Islamic Dynasties, the modern Colonial Period, and finally to Independent India. The course of the study of anatomy, despite accompanying controversies and periods of latencies, has been fascinating. This review takes the reader through various periods of Indian medicine and the role of anatomy in the field of medical practice. It also provides a peek into the modern system of pedagogy in anatomical sciences in India.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India.

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23495119

Citation

Jacob, Tony George. "History of Teaching Anatomy in India: From Ancient to Modern Times." Anatomical Sciences Education, vol. 6, no. 5, 2013, pp. 351-8.
Jacob TG. History of teaching anatomy in India: from ancient to modern times. Anat Sci Educ. 2013;6(5):351-8.
Jacob, T. G. (2013). History of teaching anatomy in India: from ancient to modern times. Anatomical Sciences Education, 6(5), 351-8. https://doi.org/10.1002/ase.1359
Jacob TG. History of Teaching Anatomy in India: From Ancient to Modern Times. Anat Sci Educ. 2013 Sep-Oct;6(5):351-8. PubMed PMID: 23495119.
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