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Knowing Practice

The Clinical Encounter Of Chinese Medicine, 1st Edition

By Judith Farquhar

Routledge

275 pages

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Description

This book examines the theory and practice of traditional medicine in modern China. It describes the logic of diagnosis and treatment from the inside perspective of doctors and scholars, and demonstrates how theoretical and textual materials interweave with the practical requirements of the clinic.

Table of Contents

Introduction: “We Take Practice to Be Our Guide” -- Chinese Medicine as Institutional Object and Historical Moment -- Preliminary Orientations -- The Clinical Encounter Observed -- Description and Analysis in Kanbing -- The Syndrome-Therapy Pivot -- Remanifesting the Syndrome and Qualifying the Therapy -- Classification, Specificity, History, and Action -- Conclusion -- Appendix A -- Chinese and Pharmaceutical Names of Drugs Used in Cases 1-3 -- Glossary of Chinese Terms -- About the Book and Author

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies