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  • ISBN: 9780520257658
  • ISBN: 0520257650
  • ISBN: 9780520257665
  • ISBN: 0520257669
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.

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General Note: Translated from the German.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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. 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. Yellow Thearch's Body Image -- 14. Birth of Chinese Medicine -- 15. Division of the Elite -- 16. View to the Visible, and Opinions on the Invisible -- 17. State Concept and Body Image -- 18. Farewell to Demons and Spirits -- 19. New Pathogens, and Morality -- 20. Medicine without Pharmaceutics -- 21. Pharmaceutics without Medicine -- 22. Puzzling Parallels -- 23. Beginning of Medicine in Greece -- 24. 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. Hour of the Dissectors -- 32. Manifold Experiences of the World -- 33. Greek Medicine and Roman Incomprehension -- 34. Illness as Stasis -- 35. Head and Limbs -- 36. 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. Wheel of Progress Turns No More -- 41. Constancy and Discontinuity of Structures -- 42. Arabian Interlude -- 43. Tang Era: Cultural Diversity, Conceptual Vacuum -- 44. Changes in the Song Era -- 45. Authority of Distant Antiquity -- 46. Zhang Ji's Belated Honors -- 47. Chinese Pharmacology -- 48. Diagnosis Game -- 49. Physician as the Pharmacist's Employee -- 50. Relighting the Torch of European Antiquity -- 51. Primacy of the Practical -- 52. Variety of Therapeutics -- 53. Which Model Image for a New Medicine? -- 54. Real Heritage of Antiquity -- 55. Galenism as Trade in Antiques -- 56. Integration and Reductionism in the Song Dynasty -- 57. 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. Discovery of New Worlds -- 64. Paracelsus: A Tumultuous Mind with an Overview -- 65. Durable and Fragile Cage Bars -- 66. Most Beautiful Antiques and the Most Modern Images in One Room -- 67. Harvey and the Magna Carta -- 68. 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 -- 78. AIDS: The Disease That Fits -- 79. China in the Nineteenth Century: A New Cage Opens Up -- 80. Two Basic Ideas of Medicine -- 81. Value-free Biology and Cultural Interpretation -- 82. Transit Visa and a Promise -- 83. Scorn, Mockery, and Invectives for Chinese Medicine -- 84. Traditional Medicine in the PRC: Faith in Science -- 85. Arabs of the Twentieth Century, or Crowding in the Playpen -- 86. When the Light Comes from Behind -- 87. In the Beginning Was the Word -- 88. Out of Touch with Nature -- 89. Theology without Theos -- 90. Everything Will Be Fine -- 91. Left Alone in the Computer Tomograph -- 92. Healing and the Energy Crisis -- 93. TCM: Western Fears, Chinese Set Pieces -- 94. Harmony, Not War -- 95. Loss of the Center -- 96. Contented Customers in a Supermarket of Possibilities -- 97. More Things Change -- 98. One World, or Tinkering with Building Blocks -- 99. Vision of Unity over All Diversity.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Language Note:
Translated from the German.
Subject: Medicine Philosophy History
Medicine, Oriental Philosophy History
Philosophy, Medical
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Medicine, East Asian Traditional
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