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Acupuncture, expertise, and cross-cultural medicine

Author: Roberta E Bivins; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2000.
Series: Science, technology, and medicine in modern history.
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When does a needle in the flesh constitute 'acupuncture', and for whom? Who were Britain's historical acupuncturists? From the exotic tales of seventeenth-century missionaries in the Far East, through reinvention at the cutting edge of adopted French clinical experimentalism, to partial assimilation into British orthodox therapeutic practice in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, acupuncture in Britain has a  Read more...
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Bivins, Roberta E., 1970-
Acupuncture, expertise, and cross-cultural medicine.
New York : Palgrave, 2000
(DLC) 00033326
(OCoLC)44046807
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta E Bivins; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230287518 0230287514
OCLC Number: 681908554
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 263 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Cultural Specificity and the Cross-Cultural Transmission of Expert Knowledge Sources for the Study of 'Medical Orientalism' Overview Understanding the Needle: Tool, Technique and Techne --
PART 1: EXPECTATIONS AND EXPERTISE: EARLY BRITISH RESPONSES TO CHINESE MEDICINE AND TECHNOLOGY --
The Macartney Mission: Commerce and Discovery --
Encountering Illness: Lay Expectations of Chinese Medicine Cultural Specificity and Diagnostic Consensus The Professional Opinion: Prepared for Failure Chinese Stories: Narratives of Contention and Narratives of Change --
The Power of the Pulse: An Early Response to Chinese Diagnostics --
Through the Eye of the Needle: Medical Politics and the Gillan Report --
Anderson and Eades: Perceptions of China Below the Salt Medicine's Mirror --
PART 2: THE NEEDLE TRANSFIXED: TEN RHYNE, KAEMPFER AND THE EUROPEAN GAZE --
Trade Winds: Wilhelm Ten Rhyne and the Cartography of the Needle --
Engelbert Kaempfer: Observation and Acupuncture --
Strangely Familiar: Western Responses to Moxibustion --
Curiosity Pricked: Lay Responses in France and Britain --
Eyeing the Needle: Medical Interpretations of Acupuncture --
Galvanizing The Needle --
PART 3: SHARPENING THE NEEDLE: BRITISH INTERPRETATIONS OF ACUPUNCTURE, 1802-30 --
Chinese Whispers: Lay Accounts of Chinese Medicine, 1810-40 --
Acupuncture in the Medical Periodicals, 1810-22 --
'For Which it is Most Particularly Recommended': James Churchill and the Singular Needle --
Interpretive Responses to A Treatise On Acupuncturation --
'Any Means, However Ridiculous ... ': Analysing Acupuncture, 1822-30 Acupuncture Established? --
PART 4 NETWORKS AND INNOVATIONS: THE PERSISTENCE OF BRITISH ACUPUNCTURE, 1828-90 --
Networks and Witnesses: Persuasion and Diffusion beyond the Printed Page --
The Declining Visibility of Acupuncture, 1828-70 --
Acupuncture, Empiricism and Scepticism --
1829-40: Subsidence --
1840-70: Submergence --
The Visible Needle: Sites of Persistence, 1840-70 --
Medical Periodicals and the Limits of Local Culture --
The End of the Beginning: British Acupuncture, 1890-1901 --
CONCLUSIONS --
Continuities in Cross-Cultural Medicine 'Acupuncture' and Assimilation Acupuncture for the National Health Service --
Continuities in the Cross-Cultural Transmission of Medical Knowledge.
Series Title: Science, technology, and medicine in modern history.
Responsibility: Roberta E. Bivins.
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