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History of teaching anatomy in India: From ancient to modern times.
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PMID:  23495119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Safe clinical practice is based on a sound knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. Thus, knowledge of anatomy has been an essential tool in the practice of healthcare throughout the ages. The history of anatomy in India traces from the Paleolithic Age to the Indus Valley Civilization, the Vedic Times, the Islamic Dynasties, the modern Colonial Period, and finally to Independent India. The course of the study of anatomy, despite accompanying controversies and periods of latencies, has been fascinating. This review takes the reader through various periods of Indian medicine and the role of anatomy in the field of medical practice. It also provides a peek into the modern system of pedagogy in anatomical sciences in India. Anat Sci Educ. © 2013 American Association of Anatomists.
Authors:
Tony George Jacob
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anatomical sciences education     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1935-9780     ISO Abbreviation:  Anat Sci Educ     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101392205     Medline TA:  Anat Sci Educ     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 American Association of Anatomists.
Affiliation:
Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India.
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