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Well-Mannered MedicineMedical Ethics and Etiquette in Classical Ayurveda$
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Dagmar Wujastyk

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199856268

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856268.001.0001

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Concluding Reflections

Concluding Reflections

(p.147) 8 Concluding Reflections
Well-Mannered Medicine

Dagmar Wujastyk

Oxford University Press

In the concluding reflections, the research findings of the preceding chapters are summarized. The position of ayurvedic ethics within a broader South Asian context are discussed, arguing that pan-ayurvedic medical ethics are closely linked to brahmanic prescriptions, but are also influenced by Buddhist thought.

Keywords:   medical ethics, medical etiquette, code of ethics, medicine, Ayurveda, Brahmanism, Hindu ethics, Buddhism, South Asia

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