Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 6, Medicine
Medicine Pt. 6
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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 6, Medicine by Joseph Needham
Book DescriptionThe latest volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial review of China's premodern scientific and technological traditions introduces the history of medicine. Following the deaths of Joseph Needham and Lu Gwei-Djen, a considerable amount of written material on the development of Chinese medicine awaited publication. This material has been gathered together by the editor, Nathan Sivin, in the five essays contained in this volume. They offer a broad and readable account of medicine in culture, including hygiene and preventive medicine, forensic medicine and immunology, and the examinations taken by some Chinese physicians for more than a thousand years. Professor Sivin has edited the essays, expanding them where appropriate and incorporating the results of recent research. His extensive introduction discusses the contributions of Needham and Lu, placing the essays in context, and surveys recent scholarship from China, Japan, Europe and the United States.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521632621
(246mm x 189mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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