With out doubt this is the greatest contribution to written Ayurveda known to mankind. Caraka Samhita lays the foundation for Ayurveda and for health for all. This beautifully commented and translated text is a work of extreme dedication and love for the subject. All serious students of Ayurveda should have this text and sleep with Volume I under their pillow and take it with you. If you can master the basics as taught here all will fall into place and you will become a fine Physician. For those interested to go deeper into Ayurveda this is an essential text. It contains the very totality of Ayurvedic wisdom in it’s 7 volumes.