Talk:/Medical Institutions in ancient india/textbooks of medicine/Caraka Samhita
This must have resulted in a lot of confusion and a clash of authorities, for want of a permanent and standardised form this learning of immense value would have faded away like so many other sciences whose fragmentary results remain to this day to astound but not to edify. Fortunately for Ayurveda in about seventh century. B. C we come across the great event in the history of medicine For about 7th century B. C. we come across a great event in the history of Ayurveda. An all Aryavarta Ayurvedic Congress was held in the vicinity of the Himalayas where even the representatives of foreign countries were invited and consulted. The records of proceedings were handed over to six secretaries to classify, arrange and prepare the text of all deliberations and discussions in a systematic way.
The secretaries collected all the Ayurvedic knowledge exis�ting at that time, collated and compiled a text in a coherent system in a scientific terminology. These texts were presented before the committee of the expert Rsis and they approved the work prepared by Agnivesa as the authorised text.
This compilation of Agnivesa popularly called the Caraka Samhita is thus the product of this great meeting of savants.