This is the first treatise which deals with the Ayurvedic concepts in the field of gynaecology in a comprehensive and clear way. As a strong believer in integration of medical sciences based on Ayurvedic principles, Dr. (Miss) Nirmala Ganesh Joshi has taken great care to co-relate the Ayurvedic concepts with the modern medical views without neglecting the original character of Ayurvedic literature.
After thorough scrutiny of ancient Ayurvedic Samhitas, the relavant material from Sanskrit texts is re-arranged with a scientific and systematic outlook. The chapters and presentation have a close resemblance to that of modern text books in gynaecology, e.g. epochs of woman life, new growths infection and inflammation etc. In keeping with the sequallae, the author has reached the nearest possible interpretation of the modern science in the Ayurvedic language. It helps the modern medical person also to understand the Ayurvedic aspect of gynaecology.
The basis of various gynaecological conditions is analysed and simplified. The concept of menstruation has been discussed on the basis of Tridosa theory and a very neat diagramatic presentation of the same is the unique feature. The chapters like examination of a gynaec case, conception and sterility prove the necessity of applying the knowledge of Ayurvedic fundamentals to the specialized branches.
The last two appendix provide with very useful and handy information regarding the therapeutic aspect to the students as well as research workers.
The firm conviction and lucid style with which the whole subject is dealt with attracts any medical student interested in gynaecology.
The book with ample diagrams and tables is of great help to the post-graduate students, teachers and research workers as an important source book in the specialized branch of gynaecology.