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Conference Paper: Medical sciences in the Vinaya Piṭakas: a study mainly based on the Bhesajjakkhandhaka and its parallel versions

TitleMedical sciences in the Vinaya Piṭakas: a study mainly based on the Bhesajjakkhandhaka and its parallel versions
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Issue Date2014
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The 17th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS 2014), Vienna, Austria, 18-23 August 2014. How to Cite?
AbstractThe Vinaya Piṭaka is a big treasure for exploring various pieces of information about ancient India. Medical sciences are among this vast body of information. The extant Vinaya Piṭakas therefore form a huge mine for studying medical materials. These medical records – about medical cases (with their treatments and sometimes equipment) and materia medica – are, however, succinct and difficult to comprehend. Very few scholars have carried out studies on these medical materials. They have only focused on one or two Vinaya Piṭakas, or merely studied certain aspects of these materials. A more comprehensive perusal and explanation of this ancient medical information found in the Vinaya Piṭakas is wanting. The objective of this paper is to ...
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218269

 

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dc.contributor.authorSik, HT-
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T06:32:38Z-
dc.date.available2015-09-18T06:32:38Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationThe 17th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS 2014), Vienna, Austria, 18-23 August 2014.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218269-
dc.description.abstractThe Vinaya Piṭaka is a big treasure for exploring various pieces of information about ancient India. Medical sciences are among this vast body of information. The extant Vinaya Piṭakas therefore form a huge mine for studying medical materials. These medical records – about medical cases (with their treatments and sometimes equipment) and materia medica – are, however, succinct and difficult to comprehend. Very few scholars have carried out studies on these medical materials. They have only focused on one or two Vinaya Piṭakas, or merely studied certain aspects of these materials. A more comprehensive perusal and explanation of this ancient medical information found in the Vinaya Piṭakas is wanting. The objective of this paper is to ...-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofCongress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, IABS 2014-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleMedical sciences in the Vinaya Piṭakas: a study mainly based on the Bhesajjakkhandhaka and its parallel versions-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros251494-

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