Case Number 34

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


In this case we have another patient whom Xu could not help, and we encounter the fatal Dual Contraction variety of Cold Damage. The patient is a distant relative whose family invited Xu too late, ending in this grave situation. It is one of a number of cases in which Xu states that he was invited too late to save the patient, and therefore did not treat him. In the discussion Xu explains Double Contraction syndrome and treatable vs. fatal cases of it as discussed in the Treatise. He clarifies the nuances of diagnosing and, where possible, treating this disorder.


Other Sources:

  1. Yu, Bohai 于伯海, et. al. 1997. Shanghan jinkui wenbing mingzhu jicheng 伤寒金匮温病名著集成 [Collected Famous Works on Cold Damage, Golden Casket, and Febrile Disorders]. Beijing, Huaxia chubanshe.Google Scholar

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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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