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Case Number 22

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

Abstract

In this case Xu provides another glimpse into the nuances of the medical encounter in his time. The patient’s family has invited a number of physicians to examine the patient, and each has reached his own diagnosis. The patient’s house was evidently large enough to accommodate this group of rival physicians. Xu, a literatus physician, participated in these competitive encounters. In order to reach a conclusive diagnosis, he asked the patient’s relatives if he had vomited worms. When they confirm this suspicion, Xu delivers his diagnosis and administers two prescriptions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • 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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