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By Benjamin Elman

According to a number of learn seminars, the authors during this quantity offer clean views of the highbrow and cultural background of East Asian drugs, 1550-1800. They use new assets, make new connections, and reassess outdated assumptions, thereby interrogating no matter if and why ecu scientific modernity is an acceptable regular for delineating the fashionable destiny of East Asia’s scientific classics. the original significance of early smooth Europe within the historical past of recent drugs shouldn't be used to gloss over the both certain and therefore assorted advancements in East Asia. each one paper deals a massive contribution to realizing the dynamics of East Asian drugs, particularly, the connection among scientific texts, clinical perform, and practitioner id. additionally, the essays during this quantity are specially invaluable for guiding our realization to the circulation of clinical texts among varied polities and cultures of early smooth East Asia, specially China and Japan. Of specific curiosity are the interactions, similarities, and transformations among clinical thinkers throughout East Asia.

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The first collection was compiled by a patient’s parent to glorify the skills of the physician who treated his child, whereas the second collection was compiled by Xu Shuwei himself and was designed to facilitate the transmission of knowledge to future generations. Xu’s collection, aimed toward a readership of fellow experts, links together the classical doctrines of Cold Damage with contemporary clinical decision making. It was not until the second half of the Ming dynasty that case histories emerged as a self-conscious genre of medical writing termed yi’an 醫案.

Moreover, this medication is hot [in quality]. ” After I administered one dose [of the decoction], the panting subsided. Upon administering the second dose, much sweat poured out. Not long afterward, the patient’s body was cooler and the vessels were already harmonized. ” I said, “[Knowing] Zhongjing’s methods, how could it have deceived and confused later generations? ” 戊申正月,有一武弁在儀真為張遇所虜,日夕置於舟艎板下, 不勝跧[=蜷]伏。後數日得脫,因飽食解衣捫虱以自快,次日遂 作傷寒。醫者以因飽食傷而下之,一醫以解衣中邪而汗之。雜 治數日,漸覺昏困,上喘息高。醫者愴惶,罔知所指。予診之 曰:太陽病下之,表未解,微喘者,桂枝加濃樸杏子湯,此仲 景法也。醫者爭曰:某平生不曾用桂枝,況此藥熱,安可愈 喘?予曰:非汝所知也,一投而喘定,再投而濈濈汗出。至晚 身涼而脈已和矣。醫者曰:予不知仲景之法,其神如此。予 曰:[知]仲景之法,豈誑惑後世也哉!人自寡學,無以發明 耳。 In this case Xu is tackling the task of differential diagnosis, not from the canonically based manifestation types, as delineated in the previous case, but rather from the perspective of the patient’s symptoms.

Upon administering the second dose, much sweat poured out. Not long afterward, the patient’s body was cooler and the vessels were already harmonized. ” I said, “[Knowing] Zhongjing’s methods, how could it have deceived and confused later generations? ” 戊申正月,有一武弁在儀真為張遇所虜,日夕置於舟艎板下, 不勝跧[=蜷]伏。後數日得脫,因飽食解衣捫虱以自快,次日遂 作傷寒。醫者以因飽食傷而下之,一醫以解衣中邪而汗之。雜 治數日,漸覺昏困,上喘息高。醫者愴惶,罔知所指。予診之 曰:太陽病下之,表未解,微喘者,桂枝加濃樸杏子湯,此仲 景法也。醫者爭曰:某平生不曾用桂枝,況此藥熱,安可愈 喘?予曰:非汝所知也,一投而喘定,再投而濈濈汗出。至晚 身涼而脈已和矣。醫者曰:予不知仲景之法,其神如此。予 曰:[知]仲景之法,豈誑惑後世也哉!人自寡學,無以發明 耳。 In this case Xu is tackling the task of differential diagnosis, not from the canonically based manifestation types, as delineated in the previous case, but rather from the perspective of the patient’s symptoms.

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