Medicine in China: A History of Ideas, 25th Anniversary Edition, With a New Preface (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care #13) (Paperback)

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In the first comprehensive and analytical study of therapeutic concepts and practices in China, Paul Unschuld traced the history of documented health care from its earliest extant records to present developments. This edition is updated with a new preface which details the immense ideological intersections between Chinese and European medicines in the past 25 years.

About the Author


Paul U. Unschuld is Professor and Director of the Horst-Goertz Endowment Institute for the Theory, History, and Ethics of Chinese Life Sciences at Charité-Medical University Berlin.

Praise For…


"Unschuld has accomplished monumental labours of translation and annotation. He has a fine historical sense . . . and a colourful and easy style which makes these esoteric subjects more accessible." 
— Nature

"Successfully weaves the evolution of medical ideas with the prevalent socio-political events of the past three and one-half millennia. . . . The reward is immense."
— Medical Anthropology

"Undeniably valuable."
— Times Literary Supplement


Product Details
ISBN: 9780520266131
ISBN-10: 0520266137
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2010
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care

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