Publication Type:

Journal Article


Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, Volume 1, Barkhuis, Netherlands, p.141–163 (2008)



Ashtavaidya, Ayurveda, Kerala, traditional Indian medicine


This article presents an English translation of interview with a doctor of traditional Indian medicine (Āyurveda), Aṣṭavaidya , Nā*** Mūssŭ (1936~2007) in Kerala, India. The contents of the interview are 1. Background and History of the Family, 2. Education and Textual Traditions, 3. Royal Physician, 4. Aṣṭavaidya and 5. Basic Education.

Cite this Research Publication

Y. Tsutomu and Ram Manohar P., “Memoirs of Vaidyas. The Lives and Practices of Traditional Medical Doctors in Kerala, India (2)”, Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, vol. 1, pp. 141–163 , 2008.

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