Medical education in Varanasi, the oldest living city of the world, dates from the days of Sushruta 500 BC. Infact this is the history of Medical education in India also. Perhaps it is a continuation of this historical position that Medical education in Banaras Hindu University took roots in 1920 with the institution of Department of Ayurveda under Faculty of Oriental Learning and Theology. The great treatise – ‘Sushruta Samhita’ is a living testimony of contributions to Medical education that developed in Varanasi, Sushruta was the first to perform cadaver dissections and described a number of operating instruments and surgical operations.
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