Case Number 36

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


In this case Xu Shuwei again intervenes in another physician’s diagnosis and intended treatment. This time someone contested Xu’s suggestion that the treatment is wrong. Xu answered by citing the Treatise to support his diagnosis and prescription. This exchange suggests that whoever objected was familiar with the major prescriptions of Cold Damage but did not thoroughly understand the pathology they treat or their effects.


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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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