Journal of Biosciences

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 135–143 | Cite as

The roots of ancient medicine: an historical outline

  • B. V. SubbarayappaEmail author


Dead Body Historical Outline Ancient Medicine Jewish Physician Unani Medicine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced StudiesBangaloreIndia

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