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Chinese Medicinal Herbs: A Modern Edition of a Classic Sixteenth-Century Manual (Deluxe Clothbound Edition)

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Chinese scholars have been writing medical treatises for nearly 5,000 years, the grandest and most comprehensive of which is the herbal Pên T'sao, published by Li Shih-chên in 1578, after three decades of research. When Western physicians arrived in China in the mid-nineteenth century, they gained valuable insights into traditional Chinese medical practices. In the course of their daily work, they discovered that individuals often acted as their own doctors, employing natural remedies that were sufficiently effective to be worthy of research. Two doctors, C. A. Stuart and F. Porter Smith, used Li Shih-chên's Pên T'sao as their working base, translating the massive 16th-century document and annotating their translation with observations from their own experience. Chinese Medicinal Herbs has served as a basis for modern-day organic medicine and will prove of enormous interest to people in the field of alternative healing methods. A reference volume rather than a how-to manual, it comprises 1,892 varieties of drugs, derived from animals, vegetables, and minerals, and it includes 8,160 prescriptions. Students, professionals, and health-care practitioners of every specialty will want to have a copy of this landmark treatise, a treasury of tried-and-true wisdom from centuries of practical experience. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Georgetown Press, San Francisco, 1973. Botanical Terms and Common Terms.

Book News Annotation:

Written in 1578, the original work on which this book is based was unknown beyond China until Western physicians began working in the region in the mid-19th century. F. Porter Smith and G. A. Stuart used Li Shih-chen's "Herbal Pen Ts'ao" as the foundation for this modern edition of the 16th-century document, annotating their translation with observations from their own experience. Their book was originally published in 1973 by Georgetown Press, San Francisco, under the title Chinese Medicinal Herbs. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Two Western doctors assembled this updated edition of a massive sixteenth-century document, annotating their translation with their own observations. A treasury of tried-and-true wisdom from centuries of practical experience, it has served as a basis for modern-day organic medicine and has enormous value for practitioners of alternative healing methods.

Synopsis:

Two Western doctors assembled this updated edition of a massive sixteenth-century document, annotating their translation with their own observations. A treasury of tried-and-true wisdom from centuries of practical experience, it has served as a basis for modern-day organic medicine and has enormous value for practitioners of alternative healing methods.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
PREFACE 
PART ONE

THE SETTING AND THE INHABITANTS

The Country

The Rule of Nature

The Times. The Ascendancy of the Past

Society. The Dualist Principle

Indian Psychology

PART TWO

THE LIFE OF THE RULERS

The Life of the Supreme Inca

The Life of the Inca Nobility

Administration  

A Soldier's Life

Spiritual Life
Intellectual and Artistic Life
PART THREE

THE LIFE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE 

Religious LifeFamily Life

Economic Life: Agriculture and Fishing 
Economic Life: The Craftsmen and the
Provision of Services
Economic Life: Barter
CONCLUSION 

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486428017
Editor:
Smith, Porter; Stuart, G. A.
Translator:
Smith, F. Porter
Editor:
Smith, Porter; Stuart, G. A.
Editor:
Smith, Porter
Author:
Li, Shih-Ch
Author:
Li, Shizhen
Author:
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Author:
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Author:
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Author:
Lin
Author:
Stuart, G. A.
Author:
Shih-Ch
Author:
Li, Shih-Chen
Author:
Smith, Porter
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Alternative medicine
Subject:
Herbal Medications
Subject:
China
Subject:
Pharmacology
Subject:
Materia medica, vegetable
Subject:
Medicine, chinese
Subject:
Medicinal plants
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Materia medica, Vegetable -- China.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Alternative
Edition Description:
Modern Edition
Series:
Deluxe Clothbound Edition
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in 1.56 pd

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Two Western doctors assembled this updated edition of a massive sixteenth-century document, annotating their translation with their own observations. A treasury of tried-and-true wisdom from centuries of practical experience, it has served as a basis for modern-day organic medicine and has enormous value for practitioners of alternative healing methods.

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Two Western doctors assembled this updated edition of a massive sixteenth-century document, annotating their translation with their own observations. A treasury of tried-and-true wisdom from centuries of practical experience, it has served as a basis for modern-day organic medicine and has enormous value for practitioners of alternative healing methods.
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