International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | History | Portugal | Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019 | Rating: 6.1 / 10


An Essay on AfonsoPao: An Example of the Practice of Conventional Medicine and Ayurveda, in Portuguese India (XVIII Century)

Paulo Nuno Martins


Abstract: The aim of this essay is to describe the historical context that contributed to the fact that Portuguese physician Igncio Caetano Afonso Po, born in Portuguese India (XVIII century), had both knowledge of conventional medicine (taught by physicians from Portugal) and Ayurveda (taught by natives Indians) that allowed him to heal his patients more effectively.


Keywords: Afonso Po, conventional medicine, Ayurveda, Portuguese India XVIII century


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019,


Pages: 1364 - 1365


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