Case Number 47
This is yet another case in which Xu presents a patient with a syndrome that the Treatise discusses but does not specify a formula for treating it. The formula comes from the prominent Arcane Essentials from the Imperial Library (752), quoting an earlier text. It is one of only two cases in Xu’s collection that lists the ingredients of the formula. The application method discussed in this case, and in the Treatise, is also telling. Xu quotes the Treatise, which says that some drugs should be placed inside the nose. It makes sense from a modern perspective; it is interesting that many centuries ago doctors applied medications in this way.
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