1st Edition

Knowing Practice
The Clinical Encounter Of Chinese Medicine

ISBN 9780813330167
Published March 8, 1996 by Routledge
275 Pages

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Book 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

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