Q. 54.7( 3 Votes )
Explain the achievements of India in the field of science and medication?
Ancient India was bestowed with several bright minds. Hence, India made several pertinent contributions to the field of science and medication.
a) Advancement in mechanics and higher level ideas of gravitation were applied to the building of pillars. Most notably, the stone pillar in Belur, Karnataka, is known for being exceptionally heavy but still does not yield under its weight. It stands erect on plane surface without any support or digging.
b) Metallurgical advancements are noticeable in the corrosion resistant design of the Iron Pillar in Mehrauli, Delhi.
c) The greatness of Indian medical science is evidenced by advances in Ayurveda. Dhanvantari is regarded as the father of Ayurveda.
d) We were also the first to evolve a chemical system of medication, which involved use of refined metals, which were converted to cinders and used in medicine. Nagarjuna pioneered this field.
e) Shushruta is credited with being the first surgeon. He could perform caesarean, cataract, stone removal etc. on his patients. He is also known for discovering the medication for unconsciousness.
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