A Short History of Indian Medicine: Bibliography


H.H. Sir Bhagvat Singh Jee

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Abhidhanaratnamala describes several rare vegetable and mineral preparations.

Abhrakakalpa, by Shiva, on the properties and medicinal uses of mica.

Agnipurana, a work compiled by Vyasa, a section of which enumerates various drugs applicable to man and beast.

Ajeernamritamanjari by Kashiraj, on indigestion.

Amritasagara, with commentary and glossary by Pratapsinha on diseases in general.

Anjananidana by Agnivesha, with a commentary of Dattarama, a treatise on ophthalmology.

Anupanatarangini by Pandit Raghunathprasada on dietetics and regimen.

Arogyachintamani by Pandit Damodara, on hygiene.

Ashtangahridaya, by Vagbhata, in 120 chapters treats of anatomy, practice of medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics, and hygiene.

Ashtangasangraha, a work on medicine by the same author. There are several commentaries on this work.

Ashvavaidya, by Jatadatta Suri, on veterinary science.

Atankadarpana is a commentary on Madhavanidana by Vachaspati, son of Pramoda, court physician of King Hamira.

Atankatimirabhaskara, by HinduBalaram of Benares. It treats of hygiene, nosology, astrology, diseases resulting from folly and vice, materia medica, and therapeutics.

Aushadhanamavali, by HinduVaidya Vijayashankar , is a list of drugs alphabetically arranged.

Ayurvedamahodadhi, by HinduSushena , is an old treatise based on selections from the Ayurveda, and is highly valued by Hindu physicians.

Ayurvedaprakasha, by HinduShri Madhava of Benares in a.c. 1734, on the uses and preparations of vegetable and mineral drugs.

Ayurvedavidnyana, Hindu system of medicine in two parts, compiled from Sanskrit treatises on medicine, surgery, chemistry, etc. by HinduKaviraj Vinod Lal Sen of Calcutta.

Bhaishajyaratnavali, by Hindu Govindadas , on the theory and practice of physic.

Bhavaprakasha, by HinduBhavamishra , in a.c. 1550. It is a summary of the practice of all the best Hindu writers on medicine, and is the most popular work with Hindu physicians all over India.

Bhishaksarvasva, a manual of medicine by an unknown author, treats of drugs applicable to a number of diseases.

Bhojankutuhala, by HinduRaghunatha Suri , on dietetics and regimen.

Bopadevashataka, by HinduBopadeva , son of Keshava, 100 verses on practice of medicine.

Brihatnighantaratnakara, by Hindu Dattarama , on pharmacology

Chakradatta by Hindu Chakrapani on drugs applicable to a number of diseases.

Chamatkaracbintamani, by Hindu Govindaraj , on marvellous remedies for various diseases.

Charakasamhita, by HinduCharaka , a work of great antiquity on terms and definitions, the nature of diseases, remedies, on peculiar constitutions and temperaments, and diseases arising from them, materia medica, etc. The work is much sought after by the Hindu practitioners, who refer to it as their best authority.

Charyachandrodaya, by HinduDattarama , on the laws of nature, their effects on human constitution, and on the means of preserving health.

Charyapadmakara, by Hindu Raghunathprasada , on the same subject.

Chikitsadhatusara, by HinduKashinath , on diseases in general, and also on minerals and metals.

Chikitsakramakalpavalli, by Hindu Gopaldas , on practice of medicine.

Chikitsasara, by HinduGopaldasa , a short treatise on medicine, containing some useful formulae.

Chikitsasarasangraha, by Hindu Vangasena , on practice of physic.

Dhatrimanjari, by an unknown author, treats of paediatrics.

Dhatukalpa forms a chapter of Rudrayamala, by HinduShiva , on the therapeutic uses of metallic substances.

Dhaturatnamala, compiled from Ashvinikumarasamhita, on the preparations of metallic and mineral powders.

Gandhakarasayana, a useful treatise, devoted exclusively to the pharmaceutical preparations of sulphur.

Hansarajanidana, by Hindu Hansaraja , on aetiology.

Haritasamhita, by HinduHarita , is an ancient work on the nature and treatment of diseases, pharmacy, properties of various kinds of food, water, climate, and diseases of women and children. The Hindu practitioners hold the work in high veneration.

Haritalakalpa forms a chapter of Rudrayamala, by HinduShiva , and describes the preparations and medicinal uses of yellow orpiment.

Hastamalka, by HinduVaidya Bavabhai, a.c . 1859, on the art of preparing metallic compounds.

Hitopadesha, by Hindu Shrikanthashambhu , a diffuse treatise on diet and treatment of ordinary ailments.

Jvaraparajaya, by HinduJayaravi , in Hindua.c. 1794. It is a treatise exclusively on fevers.

Kakachandeshvara, on miraculous properties of mercury.

Kumaratantra, by HinduRavana , king of Ceylon, on paediatrics.

Madanpalanighanta, by HinduMadanpal , on materia medica.

Madhavanidana, by HinduMadhavacharya , in a.c. 1331, is an esteemed treatise on diagnosis.

Mahapada, by HinduPalakapya , an ancient physician. His work treats of elephants, their breeding and diseases.

Mantratantraushadha, compiled from Kamatantra, by Shiva, on the uses of medicines prepared with the help of charms and incantations.

Muktavali, by HinduChakrapani , on the nature and properties of medicinal drugs.

Nadidarpana, a small work on pulse by HinduDattarama .

Nadidnyanatarangini, a modern work on pulse by Kaghunathprasad Pandit.

Nadividnyana, by Dvarkanatha Bhattacharya, an old treatise on pulse.

Narayanavalokana, by Narayan, on diseases caused by folly and vice, and treats of cures by means of charms, prayers, and incantations.

Nayanasukha, by a Jain priest, on diseases in general.

Nidananjana, by Agnivesha, an old work on diagnosis.

Nighantaprakasha, by Joshi Vaidya Baptj Gangadhar, a useful dispensatory alphabetically arranged.

Nighantaratnakara, by Vishnu Vasudeva Godbole, in a.c. 1867, an esteemed treatise on medicine and pharmacology.

Pakavali, by Madhava, treats of the preparations of different kinds of confections and alimentary substances.

Paradakalpa forms a chapter of Rudrayamala, by Shiva, describing the preparations and medicinal uses of mercury.

Paribhashavrittipradipa, by Govindasen, on the science of medicine.

Pathyapathya, by Kavi Vishvanath, on dietetics and regimen.

Pathyapathyanighanta, by Kavi Srimulla, on dietetics.

Prayogachintamani, by Madhava, on pharmacy.

Prayogasara treats of diseases and their treatment.

Ramavinoda, by Padmaranga, treats of the virtues of metallic substances and contains many recipes.

Rasahridaya, by Govind Bhikshu, court physician of king Madankirata, describes the process of preparing metallic and mineral compounds, with their uses as medicines.

Rasamanjari, by Shalinath, on treatment of diseases by mercurial preparations.

Rasamrita, by Pandit Vaidyakendra, in a.c. 1495, on pharmaceutical preparations of minerals and metals.

Rasaparijata, by Vaidya Shieomani, on pharmaceutical preparations in which mercury, arsenic, and certain metals are combined.

Rasapradipa, by Vishaldeva, in a.c. 1483, contains 500 stanzas, and describes the pharmaceutical preparations and uses of mercury.

Rasaprakashasudha, by Pandit Yashodhar, son of Padmanabha of Junagadh in a.c. 1550, on the pharmaceutical preparations and uses of metals and minerals.

Rasarajashankara, by Ramkrishna Mudgal, on the preparations of mineral drugs.

Rasaratnakara, by Ramachandra, on pharmaceutical preparations of metals and mercury.

Rasarajasundara, by Dattarama, on pharmaceutical preparations in which metals enter.

Rasaratnasamuchchaya, by Bhattacharya, son of Nripasinh Gupta, treats of pharmaceutical preparations of metals and minerals.

Rasasanketakalika, by Chamunda, a work of great antiquity, describing easy methods of preparing mineral drugs.

Rasasara, by Govindacharya, a short treatise on mineral remedies.

Rasatarangamalika, by Janardanabhatta, on the treat- ment of diseases by minerals.

Rasayanaprakarana, by Shri Medanunga Suree, a Jain priest. He composed his work in Shrinagar in a.c. 1387, as appears from the manuscript. The work treats of the pharmaceutical preparations and uses of mineral and metallic substances.

Rasendrachintamani, by Ramchandra bhatta, on treatment of diseases by mineral drugs.

Rasendramangala, by Nagarjuna, on the preparations and uses of mineral drugs.

Rasendrasarasangraha, with commentary of Hridayanath, by Gopala Bhatta, on metals, gems, and pharmacy.

Rasavatara, by Jainacharya Sidhadigambara Shri Manikyadeva, on the properties, purification, and oxidation of 'primary' and 'secondary' metals.

Roganidana, by Dhanvantari, treats of diagnosis and describes different constitutions and temperaments.

Sarvavijayeetantra, by Shiva, a work of great antiquity on the prolongation of life.

Shalihotra, by Nakula, one of the five Pandavas, on the treatment of horses.

Shandhachikitsa, a treatise on the treatment of impotence.

Sharngdharasamhita, by Sharngdhara, on nosology and the practice of medicine.

Sharngdharatika, a commentary on Sharngdharasamhita by Adhamulla. Shatayoga describes the preparations of various kinds of electuaries and decoctions, and enumerates one hundred modes of administering them.

Sushrutasamhita, by Sushruta, with commentary of Dattarama one of the oldest medical works, is an abridgment of the Ayur Veda, and treats of anatomy, surgery, nosology, therapeutics, toxicology, and local ailments.

Vaidyachintamani, by Dhanvantari, treats of nervous affections and derangements of the urinary system.

Vaidyajeevena, by Lolimbraja, in a.c. 1633, a small treatise on practice of physic.

Vaidyakakosha, by Dauji, with Hindi translation, is a dictionary of medicine.

Vaidyakalpadruma, by Raghunathaprasada, a diffuse treatise on medicine.

Vaidyamanautsava, by Bansidhara, a treatise on medicine.

Vaidyamrita, by Bhatta Moreshvar in> a.c. 1627, on practice of medicine.

Vaidyarahasya, by Vidyapati, son of Bansidhara, in a.c. 1698, a compendium of the science of physic.

Vaidyasarasangraha, by Raghunath Shastri Datye and Krishna Shastri Bhatavedekar, a general work on medicine.

Vaidyavallabha, by Hasti Suri, a Jain physician, in a.c. 1670, on simple treatment of diseases.

Vangasena, by Vanga Pandita, a work of antiquity, treating of the preparations and uses of metallic substances and of diseases in general.

Veerasinhavalokana, by Veersinha, on nosology, and on diseases and their treatment by means of prayers, penance, charms, and charitable gifts.

Yogachandrika, by Lakshamana, son of Pandit Datta, in a.c. 1633, on practice of medicine.

Yogaratnakara, by Nayanashbkhara, a Jain priest, in a.c. 1676, on the art of compounding.

Yogaratnasamuchchaya, by an ancient author, on diseases and their treatment by ordinary medicines as well as by means of incantations and charitable gifts.

Yogashataka, by Pandit Vararuchi, with a commentary by the Jain scholar Shridharasena on the nature and cure of certain diseases.

Yogatarangini, by Trimulla Bhatta, treats of materia medica, nosology, and pharmacology. It was composed in a.c. 1751.

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Source: A Short History Of Aryan Medical Science By H.H. Sir Bhagvat Singh Jee, K.C.I.E. M.D., D.C.L., Ll.D., F.R.C.P.E. Thakore Saheb Of Gondal With Ten Plates, London Macmillan And Co., Ltd. New York : The Macmillan Company 1896. This was previously edited by Rajasekhar, 1961, and was reformatted and reorganized for the web edition by Jayaram V in 2019. The title of the work has also been changed to A Short History Of Indian Medical Science to reflect the current theories of the early history of India and adjoining areas.

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