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Publication: Thread Reader App
Date: January 12, 2019
URL:      https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1084081051893346305.html

Now, even Columbia University acknowledges that ṛṣi Suśruta is the father of Surgery.

But the only thing you learn in Indian School textbooks about ancient India is that it was a superstitious, backward land where Brahamanical patriarchs exploited all.
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History of Medicine: Ancient Indian Nose Jobs & the Origins of Plastic Surgery
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A bullock driver named Cowasji had been imprisoned by Tipu sultan and his nose cut off in prison. His nose was later restored by a traditional Surgeon named Kumar using "ancient Indian methods" in 1794 CE.

This was a British portrait of Cowasji AFTER Rhinoplasty dated 1795 CE

At that time,the Europeans lacked the scientific knowledge and expertise needed to perform plastic surgery.They were greatly intrigued by this method and found it was commonly performed in India.They also noted how Susruta samhita describes the procedure of Rhinoplasty in detail
A Britisher named Lucas observed in action the traditional Indian surgery of Cowasji and documented every detail.

These details were accessed by a scientist named Joseph Constantine Carpue. Using these techniques, he performed world's first "modern Rhinoplasty" 20 years later

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Joseph Constantine Carpue is today regarded as the father of Plastic Surgery. But in his book "An account of two successful operations .." , he acknowledges it was performed by "Indians from time immemorial".He learnt it through his friends who copied from "Hindoo practitioners"

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Although Joseph made innovations of his own,he was clearly inspired by the traditional Indian practise and doesn't fail to acknowledge it.

Traditional Indian sources recommend that Kumbhakaras(potters) perform the surgery owing to their skill. They performed it till 18th century
 
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