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Archimedes

Medical Practice in Twelfth-century China – A Translation of Xu Shuwei’s Ninety Discussions [Cases] on Cold Damage Disorders

Authors: Goldschmidt, Asaf

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  • Offers a complete English translation of the first historical collection of medical case records ever compiled by a physician in China
  • Enables international readers to better understand the clinical scene in China during the 12th century
  • Provides readers with a first-hand perspective on how a Chinese physician perceived his patients, their conditions, and how he treated them
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This book is an annotated translation of Xu Shuwei’s (1080–1154) collection of 90 medical case records – Ninety Discussions of Cold Damage Disorders (shanghan jiushi lun 傷寒九十論) – which was the first such collection in China. The translation reveals patterns of social as well as medical history. This book provides the readers with a distinctive first hand perspective on twelfth-century medical practice, including medical aspects, such as nosology, diagnosis, treatment, and doctrinal reasoning supporting them. It also presents the social aspect of medical practice, detailing the various participants in the medical encounter, their role, the power relations within the encounter, and the location where the encounter occurred. Reading the translation of Xu’s cases allows the readers high-resolution snapshots of medicine and medical practice as reflected from the case records documented by this leading twelfth-century physician. The detailed introduction to the translation contextualizes Xu’s life and medical practice in the broader changes of this transformative era.

Table of contents (91 chapters)

Table of contents (91 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06103-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06102-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medical Practice in Twelfth-century China – A Translation of Xu Shuwei’s Ninety Discussions [Cases] on Cold Damage Disorders
Authors
Series Title
Archimedes
Series Volume
54
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-06103-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-06103-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-06102-9
Series ISSN
1385-0180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 322
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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