Publication Type:

Journal Article


Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, Volume 2, Barkhuis, Netherlands, p.25-51 (2009)



Ayurveda, Kerala, traditional Indian medicine


This article presents an English translation of an interview with a doctor of traditional Indian medicine (Āyurveda), paediatrician, G*** Vaidyar (1935~) in Kerala, India. The contents of the interview are: 1. Tradition of the family and the manufacturing of medicines; 2. Medical texts and manuscripts; 3. Methods of learning Āyurveda; 4. Modern Āyurveda; 5. Diseases in Kerala; 6. The future of Āyurveda.

Cite this Research Publication

Y. Tsutomu and Ram Manohar P., “Memoirs of Vaidyas. The Lives and Practices of Traditional Medical Doctors in Kerala, India (3)”, Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, vol. 2, pp. 25-51, 2009.

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