Thomas M. Walter

Thomas M. Walter
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University | TNMGRMU · Department of Indian Medicine and Homeopathy

Doctor of Medicine - M.D. (Siddha Pharmacology)
Research & Innovation (Drug and Device Development) in Siddha Medicine & IPR.

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Introduction
Associate Professor & Head, Dept of Physiology, Govt. Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, Tamilnadu, India. Innovator (08 published Patents) and Clinician. Member of World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and Editor-in-Chief of Online Journal, 'Siddha Papers' (ISSN 0974-2522) www.siddhapapers.com Founder and Chief Consultant of Walters Center for Advanced Research in Siddha (WalCAReS). Member of Siddha Pharmacopoeia Committee (SPC), Govt of India. https://www.walters.res.in/
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August 1999 - present
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
March 1995 - September 1997
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
Field of study
  • Siddha Pharmacology

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Medicinal plants are sources of great economical value in Indian subcontinent. In recent years the importance and value of Herbal remedies for all sorts of diseases are being discussed widely. Herbal remedies have their origin in the household of Indians. People are well aware about the medicinal properties of the ingredients of their daily diet. M...
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Traditional Siddha system of Medicine is widely practiced in Tamilnadu and Tamil speaking areas of the World. With the specialty as one of the World’s ancient Traditional systems of Medicine, its importance is being felt and widely discussed now-a-days. Apart from its tremendous healing properties, it is also alleged of not having remedies for emer...
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ABSTRACT Background: Kidney stone affect 10-12% of the population in industrialized countries. The average life time risk of stone formation has been reported in the range of 5-10%. Recurrent stone formation is a common part of the medical care of patients with stone diseases. The aetiology of this disorder is multi factorial and is strongly relat...
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Novel Corona virus is making its Worldwide propagation in a very fast phase. It is now essential to discover the drugs that are useful in the prevention and management of NCoV-19. Many traditional Herbs and Poly Herbal synergistic formulations are useful in the prophylaxis of various types of Viruses. In Siddha system of medicine, there are various...
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Teaching is successful only to the extent to which students are able to grasp it fully. In this age of science and technology, the process of teaching has reached new dimensions. Teaching is not a one sided affair. In the context of modern developments, teaching is a tripolar process. The traditional teaching 30 or 40 students is no longer effectiv...
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Background: Pranayamam – Prana + Ayamam, which is the regulation technique of breath. It is the fourth limb of eight-limbed yoga system called the Astanga Yogam. There are lots of siddha literature that speak about the importance and beneficial effects of pranayamam. There are also many clinical trials went and ongoing on the aspect of this concer...
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Siddha is an ancient system of medicine. According to this system, the human body is the replica of the universe. This system has developed a rich and unique treasure of drug knowledge in which use of metals, minerals and herbals are very much advocated .The main objective of this article is to explain the antimicrobial activity and phytochemical a...
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Purpose: Dysentery is a type of gastroenteritis that results in diarrhoea with blood. It is caused by bacterial, viral or protozoal infections. Antibiotic resistance develops when the bacteria adapt and grows in the presence of antibiotics. The World Health Organization (WHO), in Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial resistance mentioned that there...
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Siddha system, being largely therapeutic in nature, is one of the ancient system of Indian medicine. The term siddha means perfection or achievement. In our system, many diseases have been explained along with treatment by herbs, metals and minerals that are available in the nature. They can be cured by internal and external medicines. In this pape...
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Siddha medicine is one of the most ancient medicine systems of India. The word Siddha means established truth. Fundamental principles of Siddha include theories of five elements (Aimbootham), three humors (Mukkuttram). Eight fold diagnostic method (Envagai thervukal) is used to identify the etiology, diagnosis and prognosis and also to choose the t...
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The main objective is to evaluate the efficacy of polyherbal siddha formulation "Vallarai Mathirai'(VM) through phytochemical analysis and anti-microbial studies.Vallarai Mathirai. To overcome the antibiotic resistance, reinfection and reversion, the novel herbal antibiotic resistance, the authors have tried Vallarai Mathirai having its reference i...
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Siddha system is the primitive system of medicine being practiced in South India for centuries. A great attention towards our system is being shown nowadays due to the potency of curing diseases with herbs, metals, minerals and animals sources. It is the concept of spreading a healthy soul in a healthy body. Fever in siddha is considered as a disea...
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The primary objective is to evaluate the microbial efficacy and biofilm destruction potency of Siddha polyherbal formulation "Sagadevinei'' and secondary objective is to correlate the ingredients with Siddha principles such as Suvai (Taste) and Panchabootha thathuvam (five elements theory). The In vitro microbial activity of Sagadevinei (SDN) has b...
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Siddha medicine is a traditional system of medicine originated in India.According to this system, when the normal equilibrium of the three humors- Vatham, Pitham, and Kabam is disturbed, the disease is caused. They may be disturbed by environment, climatic conditions, diet, physical activities, and stress. Avuri mathirai (AV) is a siddha formulatio...
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Purpose Siddha Medicine is one of the Indian’s oldest systems of medicine prevalent in South India. Mul ilavu(Bombax malabaricum) is a siddha herb that belongs to Bombaceae family. This herb is widely documented in Gunapadam mooligai, kannu samayam, etc., It is used to treat urinary disorders , gynaecological disorders, wounds, piles, pimples,etc....
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Siddha Medicine is the traditional medicine originating in ancient Thamilagam in south India. Eighteen siddhars laid the foundation for this system of medicine. The siddha system is largely therapeutic and prophylactic in nature. The aim of the work is to prove the anti-microbial activity of the Kottikkizhangu chooranam which is mainly indicated fo...
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Nature can do more than physicians. Likewise our traditional Siddha medicine also has more power to heal various diseases. The study deals with two Siddha formulations containing Terpenoids and their therapeutic potential for Leucoderma. Leucoderma has emerged as a threatening disease especially in the tropical countries, where pigmentation cells,...
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Purpose Siddha Medicine, traditional system of healing that originated in South India and is considered to be one of the India’s oldest system of medicine among AYUSH systems of medicine. There is a need for novel anti microbial agent to combat the existing antibiotic resistance and that is from a herbal origin would help to ease the treatment pro...
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Indian traditional medicine is provenance of many herbs which are mostly left unnoticed. Many anti-cancerous plants and minerals are mentioned in the classical Siddha Literatures which have a wide range of benefits. Vettukaaya poondu (Tridax procumbens) is one such weed available throughout the continent. In many places around Tamil Nadu, it was al...
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Candidemia is the major cause of death in ICU patients as per GAFFI (Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections). A Poly-herbal Shasthric formulation was prepared for Kazhichal (Dysentery) based on the Siddha Basic Principles. Preliminary Anti-microbial Studies and TLC revealed the concerned efficacy of the test drug. A notable accidental finding is...
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World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the need to make sure quality control of Siddha formulations by using modern techniques and by using appropriate parameters and standards. Standardization of formulations and medicines are a major challenge. The safety, acceptability and efficacy of various drugs and formulations have to be documented...
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Background: Siddha literature highly demands the scientific validations or evidences to know the hidden truths. It’s a well known fact that the menstruation involves a lot of sensitive issues such as religious sentiments, ethnic variations and also myths. Siddha text offers 14 considerations such as avoiding deodorant application, heavy laughter,...
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Life of a human being originates from a mother. It initiates from a matured zygote to a developed foetus inside the womb. At the end of tenth month, the foetus comes out of the womb and life begins. It is called as Antenatal period (Makapperu kaalam). This period is an important one for the health of the mother and development of the unborn child....
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Do your duty and leave the rest to God" is the essence of the Bhagavat Gita. Selfless service for a right cause and completely focusing towards it without any expectation should be the ultimate aim. The outcome of any work will be positive only when the work is done selflessly without any expectation. Disinterested work will not pave way to the ach...
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Human beings are the God's unique creation. He can do anything as he wishes. Everyone is provided with their own mind that carries out actions through thoughts. The life which we need is just a temporary one where we live in a small circle giving place only to Maayai (unreal happiness). We fail to realize ourselves to embody mental emotions with th...
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Yoga is essentially spiritual discipline based on extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and the body. The term yoga which means "yuj" to join. Siddha is an ancient system of medicine that originated in South India. In this there are three humors called vadha, pitha, kabha. Siddha medicine believes that when there i...
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In between the present modern world and the growing Siddha System of Medicine, there are many areas to be focused. One such area is “Dental care”. Today’s treatment for the Dental disease is one among the areas of high expenses. While coming across many literary collections, Yoga for Dental care gave the new area of interest. The Siddha System offe...
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Siddha System of Medicine has a wide range of concepts and basic principles, based on which the pathological, diagnostic and treatment modalities are dealt with. This includes the aspects of Mukkutrangal (Three humors), Arusuvaigal (Six tastes), Pancha bhoothangal (Five elements), etc. In classic Siddha literatures, Many acute and chronic diseases...
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Siddha system of medicine is unique in its own way in treating many acute and chronic ailments. Among the various diseases mentioned, chronic diseases are mainly dealt in Siddha literatures. Many life threatening diseases are also mentioned in it which is becoming more prevalent nowadays. Carcinoma is becoming a major cause of death due to changes...
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Kayakarpam is one of the techniques carried out by siddhars to protect our body from death and decay. It is a restorative, constrictive agents which arrest morbific tendencies and decays. Kayakarpam which means anti-oxidant, is an ambrosial medicines taken by the Siddhars for the prevention of death. According to studies on life expectancy, it is r...
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Siddha System of Medicine was originated from South India, for several centuries as the folk and traditional healing practices of rural Tamilnadu. Over the last several decades, the place for modern Allopathic System of Medicine in many segments of the Health Care System is on worldwide raise, because of its role in managing emergencies. And now, t...
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Siddha System is one among the present age old Systems worldwide. It offers various ways to lead a blissfull life, attain moksha, treatmental aspescts for many diseases,etc., Now, the whole world is leaping towards the use of Traditional Systems of Medicine, after knowing the benefits of the treatments based on natural origins which includes mostly...
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Langanam literally means Pattini(fasting) in siddha referenced from Siddha MaruthuvangaChurukkam (Principles of Siddha Medicine). Langanam has its own impact over individual's health as well as in maintaing disease free ecosystem. The verse "LanganamParamaAushatham" states that Patini (Medical fasting) has vast role in prevention and curing of enti...
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Siddha system is ne among the world wide age old system among its various countribuitions such as leading blissful life, attaining moksha, treatmental aspect etc. Food system remains a basic entity, Ancient people had a very good food system . Food modification is a type of preventive medicine. In Siddha system, Siddhars have mentioned many prevent...
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Siddha system of medicine belongs to traditional AYUSH sector which originated from ancient South India.While many consider bathing is for personal hygiene ,but our siddhars insist it for balancing 3 humours of the body. Siddhars designed a procedure for bathing which include usage of medicinal paste(mooligai podi),its types,morals, timings,pathiya...
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As the proverb says ‘THE BEST OF ALL MEDICINE IS RESTING AMD FASTING’, Sleep is essential to lead a healthy life. Modern lifestyles have profoundly modified human health habits. The outcome of it suggests that the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is doubled in the past 15 years .This work is done to get a profound understanding of how sleep de...
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ABSTRACT Background In Siddha medicine, Hypertension is referred as Kurudhi azhal Noi or Ratha pitha Noi which occurs due to increased pitham in blood. Hypertension has its increasing prevalence and Global prevalence exceeds 1.39 billion. Worldwide, raised blood pressure is estimated to cause 7.5 million deaths, about 12.8% of the total of all dea...
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Background Anaemia is the most common disease entity found in Indian women because of the under nourishment and fast phased life style practices. The Siddha concept of “Pitha paandu” is found to be equal to Pernicious Anaemia as per our observations and comparison. The prevalence of Pernicious Anaemia is on the rise with 59% of Indian women suffer...
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“Kattu” is one among the Higher Order Siddha Medicines. They have a special role due to their longevity of shelf life, increase in efficacy and potency with time and work well in minimal dosages. Kattu finds its special place in clinical practise, because of its versatility in the management of many clinical conditions with various Anubaanams. This...
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Siddha science is an ancient traditional system invented by Siddhars. The Higher Order Siddha Medicine which includes GuruKuligai, Satthu, Karpam, Chunnam, Kalangu, etc., is highly effective even in a minimal dosage. Satthu usually has the components of magnet, powdered iron, some Uparasam(mixed origin) and Arsenicals. Although many references are...
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Hypertension “The silent killer” is probably the most important public health problem the world is facing today. It needs more attention because 94 million people die every year and 1.5 million people suffer from hypertension. Untreated Hypertension is a main culprit for chronic life threatening complications such as congestive cardiac failure, Myo...
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Siddha medicine has its specificity in treating chronic conditions such as Asthma, Arthiritis, Stroke etc. Many herbal and herbo- mineral formulations are mentioned in Siddha literatures for the treatment of these ailments. Throughout the work, we have found that Higher OrderSiddha Medicines especially Kattuhas distinct action in the treatment of T...
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Thennai,(cocusnucifera) the usage of this plant is widely documented in various siddha literatures . • In particular almost all parts ofthennai is used for specific diseases likeMadhumegam( Diabetes Mellitus ) . • Diabetes Mellitus is the most prevalent life style disorder globally . Diabetes Mellitus • Over 61 percent of all deaths in india are du...
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 Parudhoola Noi or Adhidhoola Noi (Obesity) – a global epidemic disease which leads to Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes mellitus, etc  Reviewed the concept of Obesity, based on Mukkutrum (Tridhodam).  To apply the basic principles of Siddha Medicine on obesity  To find the therapeutic solutions in Siddha Medicines. The principal caus...
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Ratha pitham refered as Hypertension in siddha. It is considered as one of the most prevalent Non-cumminicable diseases next to diabetes mellitus. About 75 to 80% of the world population use herbal medicines mainly in developing countries for primary health care because of their better acceptability with human body and lesser side effects. Hyperten...
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Siddha system has its own speciality of treating many chronic diseases based on Thridhosa concept. This work deals with Thandaga Vaadham which may be correlated with Ankylosing spondylitis in modern medicine. According to Yugi muni, it is a condition characterized by pain which surges up from sacro iliac region and ascends to involve the entire ver...
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Siddha Medicine, being a patient centred medicine, the current need and awareness on effective and safest manipulative therapies in public health has been tremendously increased. It is the right time to disseminate our effective treatment modules in a more acceptable scientific way. The main objective of this pilot work is to determine the validity...
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Siddha Medicine, having age old traditional practices were well documented through various literatures both sasthric and later editions. The analysis of such literatures are somewhat rare in this current scenario. We the team of authors defined a structured research module that is to explore the exact number of external mode therapies mentioned in...
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AYUSH systems of medicine have many unique specialties which include treatment options for chronic and challenging diseases. In that way, Siddha system of medicine has definite answers to treat the diseases and clinical conditions which include HIV, cancer, TB, etc., By principle, the Siddha line of treatment starts with herbal formulations followe...
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Indian traditional systems of medicine (AYUSH) are well known for holistic management of various chronic ailments including cancer. In Siddha system of medicine, centuries ago Cancer is well documented as Puttru, Vedi soolai, Vippuruthi, Nachu maravai katti and so on. Since gene level modification occur in the cancer cells, it is difficult to find...
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Agathiyar – the father of siddha systems of medicine is well known for his works which includes the medicinal preparations too. Siddhars are the mighty persons who dwelt among forests and were said to be saints who were away from the worldly pleasures. But, here as a great surprise, he have given many medicinal preparations to treat “Perumpaadu”(wh...
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The concept of “Food is Medicine and Medicine is food” is well accomplished by Siddha System of medicine. In such a way Milagu (Pepper, Piper nigrum) and Kraambu (Clove, Syzygium aromaticum) plays a vital role in our daily foods. Most of the herbs are known to have trace amount of antioxidant content. Siddhars, who are the founders of Traditional S...
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Karuppai Kazhunthu putru noi (Cervical cancer) is the second most common cancer among women worldwide and also in India. It is getting more prevalent nowadays with increasing morbidity and mortality. A current estimate shows that approximately 1,32,000 new cases are diagnosed every year in India and 74,000 deaths are annually recorded accounting to...
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Microbiomes are the microbiological environment of genetic material that resides within our body. They are beneficial to human beings in many ways which include host metabolism, nutrition and immune functions. The microbiomes help the human immune system in differentiating the beneficial and harmful microorganisms , but in case of antibiotic drug a...
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Nandukkal parpam is a siddha formulation indicated mainly for kidney diseases especially kidney stone. This drug was tested for anti microbial property against Proteus Vulgaris, E-cloi, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus by Agar-disk diffusion method and the results obtained from the study showed that NKP has an...
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Objectives Siddha practitioners are often branded as giving false and tall claims regarding the management of dreaded diseases like HIV, Cancer, Tuberculosis, etc. The objective of this poster is to rule out such allegations and prove the scientific validations of Siddha anti-cancer formulations using reverse pharmacology. Methods Two Siddha formu...
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Objectives Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is gaining much more importance because of its increasing occurrence and the physical and psychological morbidity. The objectives include identifying the causative factors, suggesting ways of preventing and disease management through holistic AYUSH approach. Importance has been given to find better way...
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This book, ‘Blissful Life – The Traditional Siddha Way’ is a collection of papers previously published by the Author in various Peer reviewed National and International journals. It reveals the often complicated and veiled principles and practice of ‘Healthier and Natural ways of Living’ as found in the Classic and Age old Traditional Siddha Litera...
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When we go through the Siddha Literatures we will be able to understand the greatness of the Siddhars’ vision in documenting the Prophylatic and Therapeutic properties of single Herbs and compound preparations. The properties of Plants and their by-products have immense medicinal and commercial values. In that way, Latex is a milky fluid found in m...
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Fatty liver is a common clinical condition in this current scenario. Non alcoholic Fatty liver disease is nothing but accumulation of extra fat in the hepatic cells. Many research studies concluded that, Non alcoholic Fatty liver disease was directly connected with Non-Communicable diseases (NCD) like obesity, diabetes etc. Management and preventio...
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Siddha medicine has its own unique ways of treating many chronic and challenging diseases. Out of the 4448 diseases mentioned in the Siddha literatures, Siddhars have dealt with many life-threatening diseases, which have more prevalence nowadays. Gynecological conditions have been specially focused in Siddhars’ literatures. Karupai Kazhunthu puttru...
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