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620 BC - 600 BC

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Sushruta, or Suśruta (Sanskrit: सुश्रुत, IAST: Suśruta, lit. 'well heard') is the listed author of the Sushruta Samhita (Sushruta's Compendium), a treatise considered to be one of the most important surviving ancient treatises on medicine and is considered a foundational text of Ayurveda. The treatise addresses all aspects of general medicine, but the impressive chapters on surgery have led to the false impression that this is its main topic. The translator G. D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sushruta has received more than 1,533,261 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Sushruta is the 158th most popular physician (up from 185th in 2019), the 120th most popular biography from India (up from 127th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Indian Physician.

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Among physicians, Sushruta ranks 158 out of 502Before him are Ludwig Guttmann, E. Donnall Thomas, George Emil Palade, Fritz Klein, Magnus Hirschfeld, and Waldemar Hoven. After him are Bernardo Houssay, Joseph Erlanger, Robin Warren, Michael Stuart Brown, Merit-Ptah, and Albert Calmette.

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Among people born in 620 BC, Sushruta ranks 3Before him are Aesop and Alcaeus of Mytilene.  Among people deceased in 600 BC, Sushruta ranks 15Before him are Epimenides, Theano, Anacharsis, Phalaris, Ibycus, and Cleisthenes of Sicyon. After him are Mimnermus, Harpagus, Philip I of Macedon, Arsames, Zaleucus, and Leon of Sparta.

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In India

Among people born in India, Sushruta ranks 120 out of 1,493Before him are Vinoba Bhave (1895), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815), Namdev (1270), Jyotirao Phule (1827), James Brooke (1803), and Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601). After him are Bharata Muni (-1000), Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918), Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), Abdul Qadeer Khan (1936), and Buddhaghosa (401).


Among physicians born in India, Sushruta ranks 2Before him are Ronald Ross (1857). After him are Kadambini Ganguly (1861), Bidhan Chandra Roy (1882), Narendra Dabholkar (1945), Kamal Ranadive (1917), Indira Nath (1938), Dean Mahomed (1759), Stan Swamy (1937), Soumya Swaminathan (1959), Devi Shetty (1953), and Siddhartha Mukherjee (1970).