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Introduction

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
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Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 54)

Abstract

This introduction will provide the reader with an account of Xu Shuwei’s life, as well as its historical, cultural, and medical context, details concerning Xu’s writings and their historical significance, a brief history of medical case histories in China, and Xu’s contribution to clinical Chinese medicine.

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  • Asaf Goldschmidt
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  1. 1.Department of East Asian StudiesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Visiting ProfessorRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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