The great 3 (brhat trayi) of Ayurveda are Caraka, Sushruta and Vagbhata. Universities press has borught out the translation of Vagbhata’s work in English by Sri Dr. MS Valiathan, surgeon, (trained in India, U.K. and USA,) FRCS etc, National Research Professor, Manipal University. See Photo for his qualifications.
The book costs more than one thousand rupees and is available in the reference section of IISc.
Vagbhata is believed to be from Sindh. He wrote Astangahrdayam and Astangasangraha and quoted both Caraka and Sushrusha extensively.
The Legacy of Vagbhata is well written and organised and should be valuable to general public and medical practioners. I had a look-see through all the pages. It is written to be useful.
IISc library also has the book the Legacy of Caraka. I did not have time to look for it yesterday.
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