Chapter I. Initiation Of A Student Of The Ayurveda

The eight divisions of the Ayurveda and the characteristic features of each of them - History of Surgery and its primary importance - Gradual extension of the Ayurveda - Definition of Purusha - Classification of the mobile and the immobile - Definition and classification of disease - Classification of Oshadhis - The four factors to be employed in successfully coping with'a disease - The four stages of a disease .. .. 1 - 15

Chapter II. Initiation Of A Student Of The Ayurveda

Qualifications of a student of medicine - Mode of Initiation - Compact between the preceptor and his disciple - Prohibited periods of the study of the Ayurveda .. .. .. .. .. 16 - 20

Chapter III. Classification Of The Ayurveda Etc

The distribution of its hundred and twenty chapters among the five subdivisions of this Samhita - A synopsis of the contents of the chapters allotted to each of its subdivisions - Skilful and unskilful physicians - The mode of studying the Ayurveda - Duties of a pupil after having finished the study of the Ayurveda .. .. 21 - 32

Chapter. IV. General Explanations

Necessity of a clear exposition of the Ayurveda - Defects which flow from nonexposition of the same - Duties of a student of the Ayurveda .. .. 33 - 35

Chapter V. Preliminary Surgical Measures

Classification of surgical operations - Accessories which are to be collected at the outset - Qualifications of a surgeon - Modes of incision, etc. at the different parts of the body - Measures to be adopted after surgical operations - The prophylactic Mantra - Directions for dressing wounds and removing bandages according to the nature of the prevailing season of the year - Acts and articles prohibited to a patient with a granulating wound - Measures for removing the pain in a surgical wound .. .. .. .. .. 36 - 44

Chapter VI. Characteristic Features Of The Different Seasons Of The Year And Their Influence On Health And Drugs

Time and its traits - Etymology of the term Kala (time) - Divisions of time and classification of the seasons of the year, with their respective features. Classification of the seasons of the year for the purposes of the Ayurveda - Inception, aggravation or subsidence of the deranged Vayu, Pittam and Kapham according to the nature of the prevailing season of the year - Aggravation or subsidence of the same in the different quarters of the day and night - Causes of epidemics - Prophylactic measures - Features of natural or unnatural seasons 45 - 55

Chapter VII. Surgical Appliances, Their Use And Construction

Number of surgical instruments - Names, dimensions, use and functions of surgical appliances with points of their respective excellence or defect - Minor surgical accessories - Excellence of Kankamukha .. 56 - 63

Chapter VIII. Surgical Instruments, And Their Names, Use And Construction

Mode of handling the different surgical instruments. - Their commendable features' - Sharpening, edging and tempering, etc., of surgical instruments and enumeration of cases where they »should he employed .. .. .. . .. 64 - 70