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Knowledge and the Scholarly Medical Traditions

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ISBN-10: 0521499755

ISBN-13: 9780521499750

Edition: 1995

Authors: Don Bates

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However much the three great traditions of medicine - Galenic, Chinese and Ayurvedic - differed from each other, they had one thing in common: scholarship. The foundational knowledge of each could only be acquired by careful study under teachers relying on ancient texts. Such medical knowledge is special, operating as it does in the realm of the most fundamental human experiences - health, disease, suffering, birth and death - and the credibility of healers is of crucial importance. Because of this, scholarly medical knowledge offers a rich field for the study of different cultural practices in the legitimation of knowledge generally. The contributors to this volume are all specialists in…    
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.91" wide x 8.98" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Scholarly ways of knowing: an introduction
Scholarly Medicine in the West
Epistemological arguments in early Greek medicine in comparativist perspective
Autopsia, historia and what women know: the authority of women in Hippocratic gynaecology
The growth of medical empiricism
Scholarship and social context: a medical case from the eleventh-century Near East
The experience of the book: manuscripts, texts, and the role of epistemology in early medieval medicine
Artifex factivus sanitatis: health and medical care in medieval
Epistemology and learned medicine in early modern England
Chinese Traditional Medicine
Text and experience in classical Chinese medicine
Visual knowledge in classical Chinese medicine
A deathly disorder: understanding women's health in late imperial China
Re-writing traditional medicine in post-Maoist China
Ayurvedic Medicine
Writing the body and ruling the land: Western reflections on Chinese and Indian medicine
The scholar, the wise man, and universals: three aspects of Ayurvedic medicine
The epistemological carnival: meditations on disciplinary intentionality and Ayurveda