Review of ethics in traditional Siddha Medicine as defined by Siddhar Theraiyar.
Walter, Thomas M.; Rubia, G. and Sathiya, E. (2009) Review of ethics in traditional Siddha Medicine as defined by Siddhar Theraiyar. Siddha Papers, 02 (03) (LR). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0974-2522
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The role of Ethics in all fields of Medicine such as Medical Practice, Animal Experimentation, International Collaboration, Publication, Epidemiological studies, Medical Genetics, Transplantation, Teaching to Medical Students, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Clinical Trials has become necessarily important. In that way Ethical guidelines with respect to Traditional Indian Medicine like Siddha and Ayurveda are also laid down by ICMR (Indian Council for Medical Research), New Delhi. On the contrary, the subject of Ethics is in no way new to Siddha medicine. Descriptive ethical guidelines are found in the classic Siddha literature, “Theriyar Yamaga Venba” by the great Siddhar Theraiyar. He not only gives ethical guidelines but also gives definition and eligibility criterias for becoming Vaidhyas, etc. This review paper deals with the salient features of the book by this Siddhar.
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