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Innovation in Chinese Medicine

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ISBN-10: 052118259X

ISBN-13: 9780521182591

Edition: 2010

Authors: Elisabeth Hsu

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List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 444
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Introduction
Mai and Qi in the Western Han:
The influence of nurturing life culture on the development of Acumoxa therapy
Pulse diagnostics in the western Han: how mai and qi determine bing
Correlative Cosmologies:
Iatromancy, diagnosis, and prognosis in early Chinese medicine
The system of the five circulatory phases and the six seasonal influences, a source of innovation in medicine under the Song (960-1279)
Dietetics and Pharmacotherapy:
Dietetics in Tang China: beginnings of a specialised materia dietetica
A Song innovation in pharmacotherapy: some remarks on 'white arsenic' and 'flowers of arsenic'
The Bencao gangmu (classified materia medica) of Li Shizhen - an innovation for natural history?
Robust northerners and delicate southerners: the nineteenth-century invention of a southern medical tradition
Rise of the Genre of Medical Case Statements:
Yi'an (case statements) - the origins of a genre of Chinese medical literature
From case-records to case-histories: the modernisation of a Chinese medical genre, 1912-49
Medical Rationale in the People's Republic: 11 A new, scientific and unified medicine: civil war in China and the new Acumoxa, 1945-9
Shaping Chinese medicine: two case studies from contemporary