Antiquarianism, Language, and Medical Philology: From Early by Benjamin Elman

By Benjamin Elman

In accordance with a number of study seminars, the authors during this quantity supply clean views of the highbrow and cultural background of East Asian medication, 1550-1800. They use new assets, make new connections, and reconsider previous assumptions, thereby interrogating no matter if and why ecu clinical modernity is a suitable common for delineating the trendy destiny of East Asia's scientific classics. the original value of early sleek Europe within the historical past of contemporary medication shouldn't be used to gloss over the both exact and therefore varied advancements in East Asia. every one paper deals a huge contribution to knowing the dynamics of East Asian drugs, specifically, the connection among scientific texts, scientific perform, and practitioner identification. additionally, the essays during this quantity are specifically invaluable for guiding our realization to the move of scientific texts among diversified polities and cultures of early smooth East Asia, in particular China and Japan. Of specific curiosity are the interactions, similarities, and changes among scientific thinkers throughout East Asia, members contain: Susan Burns, Benjamin A. Elman, Asaf Goldschmidt, Angela KC Leung, Federico Marcon, MAYANAGI Makoto, Fabien Simonis, Daniel Trambaiolo, and Mathias Vigouroux.

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31) the character yi 詣 (with a speech radical) appears. The character zhi 指 (with a hand radical) appears in the Congshu jicheng edition, in the Xuxiu siku quanshu, and in the modern reproductions. Reasoning with Cases 39 controversy came about because of the government-sponsored printing of ancient medical books, including the Treatise on Cold Damage and Miscellaneous Disorders, whose contents did not align with advancing medical practice. The Treatise in many places mentions only peony root; however, over the centuries physicians came to use two types of peony, white and red.

In some of the cases, Xu expands on the clinical scene and records conversations he had with members of the patient’s family or with a physician present at the scene. In these dialogues Xu answers direct questions posed to him regarding his diagnosis, treatment, and the sources of his knowledge. ” This part of the case record consists of a theoretical discussion concerning the origin of the symptoms, the rationale behind the diagnosis of the manifestation type, or an explanation of the treatment.

For example, the number of medical books published increased dramatically, the number of medicinal materials recorded in materia medica collections more than doubled, and the ingredients, dosages, and functions of each component of the medicinal formulas on record changed. 15 The most important change was the increase in accessibility and availability of medical texts both new and ancient, the majority of which were published by the Song government. 16 The Song government promoted projects to collect medical texts, to compare surviving editions and correct errors, to revise their contents, to print them, and finally to disseminate copies to the localities.

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