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What is medicine? : Western and Eastern approaches to healing

What is medicine? : Western and Eastern approaches to healing

Author: Paul U Unschuld
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
A comparative history, this book looks at the different ways & contexts in which European and Chinese medicine have developed, arguing that each has been and remains as legitimate a path to follow as the other.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul U Unschuld
ISBN: 9780520944701 0520944704
OCLC Number: 808601124
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 236 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Life = Body Plus X; 2 Medicine, or Novelty Appeal; 3 Why Laws of Nature?; 4 Longing for Order; 5 Ethics and Legality; 6 Why Here? Why Now?; 7 Thales' Trite Observation; 8 Polis, Law, and Self-determination; 9 The Individual and the Whole; 10 Nonmedical Healing; 11 Mawangdui: Early Healing in China; 12 Humans Are Biologically Identical across Cultures. So Why Not Medicine?; 13 The Yellow Thearch's Body Image; 14 The Birth of Chinese Medicine; 15 The Division of the Elite; 16 A View to the Visible, and Opinions on the Invisible. 17 State Concept and Body Image18 Farewell to Demons and Spirits; 19 New Pathogens, and Morality; 20 Medicine without Pharmaceutics; 21 Pharmaceutics without Medicine; 22 Puzzling Parallels; 23 The Beginning of Medicine in Greece; 24 The End of Monarchy; 25 Troublemakers and Ostracism; 26 I See Something You Don't See; 27 Powers of Self-healing: Self-evident?; 28 Confucians' Fear of Chaos; 29 Medicine: Expression of the General State of Mind; 30 Dynamic Ideas and Faded Model Images; 31 The Hour of the Dissectors; 32 Manifold Experiences of the World. 33 Greek Medicine and Roman Incomprehension34 Illness as Stasis; 35 Head and Limbs; 36 The Rediscovery of Wholeness; 37 To Move the Body to a Statement; 38 Galen of Pergamon: Collector in All Worlds; 39 Europe's Ancient Pharmacology; 40 The Wheel of Progress Turns No More; 41 Constancy and Discontinuity of Structures; 42 Arabian Interlude; 43 The Tang Era: Cultural Diversity, Conceptual Vacuum; 44 Changes in the Song Era; 45 The Authority of Distant Antiquity; 46 Zhang Ji's Belated Honors; 47 Chinese Pharmacology; 48 The Diagnosis Game; 49 The Physician as the Pharmacist's Employee. 50 Relighting the Torch of European Antiquity51 The Primacy of the Practical; 52 The Variety of Therapeutics; 53 Which Model Image for a New Medicine?; 54 The Real Heritage of Antiquity; 55 Galenism as Trade in Antiques; 56 Integration and Reductionism in the Song Dynasty; 57 The New Freedom to Expand Knowledge; 58 Healing the State, Healing the Organism; 59 Trapped in the Cage of Tradition; 60 Xu Dachun, Giovanni Morgagni, and Intra-abdominal Abscesses; 61 Acupuncturists, Barbers, and Masseurs; 62 No Scientific Revolution in Medicine; 63 The Discovery of New Worlds. 64 Paracelsus: A Tumultuous Mind with an Overview65 Durable and Fragile Cage Bars; 66 The Most Beautiful Antiques and the Most Modern Images in One Room; 67 Harvey and the Magna Carta; 68 A Cartesian Case for Circulation; 69 Long Live the Periphery!; 70 Out of the Waiting Shelter, into the Jail Cell; 71 Sensations That Pull into the Lower Parts of the Body; 72 Homeopathy Is Not Medicine; 73 "God with Us" on the Belt Buckle; 74 Medicine Independent of Theology; 75 Virchow: The Man of Death as the Interpreter of Life; 76 Robert Koch: Pure Science?; 77 Wash Your Hands, Keep the Germs Away.
Other Titles: Was ist medizin?
Responsibility: Paul U. Unschuld ; translated from the German by Karen Reimers.
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Presents the history of two millennia of Western and Chinese medicine from their beginnings in the centuries BCE through advances in sciences like molecular biology and in Western adaptations of  Read more...


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"Here we have a book of real maturity... it is a valuable work." -- Luis Montiel East Asian Science, Technology, And Medicine "Fascinating, intelligent, and credible." -- Luis Montiel East Asian Read more...

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