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Knowing Practice

The Clinical Encounter Of Chinese Medicine, 1st Edition

By Judith Farquhar


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This book examines the theory and practice of traditional medicine in modern China. Farquhar describes the logic of diagnosis and treatment from the inside perspective of doctors and scholars. She demonstrates how theoretical and textual materials interweave with the practical requirements of the clinic. By showing how Chinese medical choices are m

Table of Contents

Introduction: "We Take Practice to Be Our Guide", 1 Chinese Medicine as Institutional Object and Historical Moment, 2 Preliminary Orientations: Sources and Manifestations, Unity and Multiplicity, 3 The Clinical Encounter Observed, 4 Description and Analysis in Kanbing, 5 The Syndrome-Therapy Pivot, 6 Remanifesting the Syndrome and Qualifying the Therapy: Formulary and Materia Medica, 7 Classification, Specificity, History, and Action: An Overview of the Clinical Encounter, Conclusion

About the Author

Judith Farquhar is associate professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies