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Description - Acupuncture, Expertise and Cross-Cultural Medicine by R. E. Bivins

In 1825, an English Earl, crippled with pain and despairing of his usual physicians, invited a young and unconventional doctor into his home. Days later, the Earl was relieved, and the doctor rich. To celebrate his remarkable recovery, the nobleman re-named his favourite racehorse "Acupuncture", to honour the technique that cured him. This account vivifies the characters, texts and events of acupuncture's, often surprising, 300-year-history in Britain, and begins to explain acupuncture's enduring appeal.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333918937
ISBN-10: 0333918932
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 263
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - R. E. Bivins

ROBERTA BIVINS is a Lecturer at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester where she continues to research cross-cultural medical practices in twentieth-century Britain. In 1997 she took up a fellowship at the Wellcome Foundation for the History of Medicine in London.