History of Ideas

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Trade paperback book 423 pages ISBN 9780520062160 Includes With index With bibliography With...meer
Productinformatie "History of Ideas"
Trade paperback book
423 pages
ISBN 9780520062160

Includes
With index
With bibliography
With footnotes
With appendix
List of Chinese characters
Medicine in China: A History of Ideas
By (author) Paul U Unschuld

The central theme of this work is expressed through three distinct elements that comprise the theoretical development and the practical growth of Chinese medicine. The first is "magical" correspondence. The second is empirical, practical medicine-the folk knowledge of herbs and substances that aided in the treatment of disease. The third is the professional knowledge of the pharmacist or acupuncturist, a medicine of systematic correspondences.
Unschuld?s work teaches us that medicine is heavily influenced by the society in which it is practiced. The perspectives he offers, and the models he explains, help the reader to develop a broad understanding of Chinese medicine and recognize the antecedents for "modern" ideas. He provides a means by which we may recognize when we can or cannot call upon the long experience of Chinese medicine to validate our own adaptations. His translational and academic rigor allows the conceptual integrity of Chinese medicine to be preserved, thereby opening up to the reader a gateway to an understanding of a large and illustrious body of classical literature.