eJournal of Indian Medicine

eJIM, the eJournal of Indian medicine, is a multidisciplinary periodical that publishes studies on traditional South Asian medical systems by qualified scholars in philology, medicine, pharmacology, botany, anthropology and sociology. Authors from India, Sri Lanka and adjoining countries are cordially invited to contribute.

eJIM does not publish:
- pharmacological articles without accompanying clinical studies,
- ethnobiological articles.

eJIM is an Open Access publication and makes no charge either to authors or to readers. All articles and the Archives can be accessed without registration. Registered users, however, will be notified by email on publication of an issue of the journal, new books, or news items.

The counterpart of eJIM is ABIM, the Annotated Bibliography of Indian Medicine, maintained by Jan Meulenbeld. See the link GO TO ABIM top right.



Gerrit Jan Meulenbeld, psychiatrist and Sanskritist, passed away on March 26th 2017 at the age of 88


Gerrit Jan Meulenbeld, psychiatrist and Sanskritist, chief editor of the eJournal of Indian Medicine (eJIM) and author of the Annotated Bibliography of India Medicine (ABIM), passed away on March 26th at the age of 88.

Jan Meulenbeld was one of the great Dutch Indologists of his generation. Two of his his best known publications are The Mādhavanidāna and its chief commentary: chapters 1-10, introduction, translation and notes (1974), and the monumental A History of Indian Medical Literature (1999-2002).

A full bibliography can be found by searching ABIM for Meulenbeld.

Posted: 2017-04-03
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Vol 9, No 1 (2017)

Table of Contents


The Medical Profession in Ancient India: Its Social, Religious, and Legal Status
Patrick Olivelle
Patience and Patients: Jain Rules for Tending the Sick
Phyllis Granoff