by Joseph Needham, with the collaboration of Lu Gwei-Djen ; edited and with an introduction by Nathan Sivin

The latest volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial review of China's premodern scientific and technological traditions introduces the history of medicine. Following the deaths of Joseph Needham and Lu Gwei-Djen, a considerable amount of written material on the development of Chinese medicine awaited publication. This material has been gathered together by the editor, Nathan Sivin, in the five essays contained in this volume. They offer a broad and readable account of medicine in culture, including hygiene and preventive medicine, forensic medicine and immunology, and the examinations taken by some Chinese physicians for more than a thousand years. Professor Sivin has edited the essays, expanding them where appropriate and incorporating the results of recent research. His extensive introduction discusses the contributions of Needham and Lu, placing the essays in context, and surveys recent scholarship from China, Japan, Europe and the United States.

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  • Editor's introduction
  • a. Medicine in Chinese culture
  • b. Hygiene and preventive medicine
  • c. Qualifying examinations
  • d. The origins of immunology
  • e. Forensic medicine.

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書名 Medicine
著作者等 Lu, Gwei-Djen
Needham, Joseph
Sivin, Nathan
Gwei-Djen Lu (Robinson College Cambridge)
Needham Joseph
シリーズ名 Science and civilisation in China
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 xviii, 261 p.
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 9780521632621
NCID BA46060241
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言語 中国語
出版国 イギリス