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Knowing Practice

The Clinical Encounter Of Chinese Medicine, 1st Edition

By Judith Farquhar


260 pages

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pub: 1996-03-08
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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

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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

About the Author

Judith Farquhar

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