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  • The Sushruta Samhita is a Sanskrit redaction text on surgery. The original work is attributed to Sushruta, likely a historical physician from the 6th century BC Varanasi, although the text as preserved dates to the 3rd or 4th century AD. It is one of three foundational texts of Ayurveda, alongside the Charaka Samhita and the medical portions of the Bower Manuscript. The original text however is lost and modifications and edited versions are currently available The Sushruta Samhita, in its current form, contains 184 chapters and description of 1120 illnesses, 700 medicinal plants, 64 preparations from mineral sources and 57 preparations based on animal sources.

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