Yuthok Yonten Gonpo

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Yuthok Yonten Gonpo; 708-833 (g.yu thog yon tan mgon po); Came from a family of royal court physicians who trace their origin to the time of King Lha Thothori (441-561). He learned medicine with his father and then went three times to India to perfect his knowledge. Having studied all the then-existent systems of medicine (Chinese, Indian, Greco-Arabic, and Tibetan) he synthesized them and wrote the rgyud bzhi, or Four Medical Tantras. (MRKT)