2/2. Rajesh Mirchandani explores the medical traditions and practices of the world's earliest civilisations. This week he visits India to examine Ayurvedic medicine.
Clay tablets found in Mesopotamia show that the ancient Assyrians had developed an astonishingly complex system of medical beliefs and practices.
In turn, their wisdom influenced the Greek physicians who laid the ethical foundations for today's medicine.
This week he visits India to examine Ayurvedic medicine.