Publication Type:

Journal Article


Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, Volume 5, Number 1, Barkhuis, Netherlands (2012)



Ayurveda, Kerala, traditional Indian medicine


This article presents an English translation of an interview with a doctor of traditional Indian medicine (Āyurveda), Aṣṭavaidya, P*** Ś*** Mooss (1960 ~ ), in Kerala, India. The contents of the interview are 1. History of the Family and Aṣṭavaidyas, 2. Traditional Education of Āyurveda, 3. A Patient in the Final Stage, 4. The Carakasaṃhitā and the Aṣṭāṅgahdayasaṃhitā, 5. The Aṣṭāṅgahdayasaṃhitā and the Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha, 6. Modern Āyurveda, 7. Vāgbhaṭa in Kerala, 8. Treatments of Āyurveda, 9. Traditional elephant-medicine (Hastyāyurveda).

Cite this Research Publication

Y. Tsutomu and Ram Manohar P., “Memoirs of Vaidyas. The Lives and Practices of Traditional Medical Doctors in Kerala, India (6)”, Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, vol. 5, 2012.

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