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Case Number 75

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

Abstract

This case is exceptional in that Xu Shuwei questions a patient directly. Normally the role of the patient in the medical encounter was limited. The patient in this case, a nun, has left her family without marrying into a new one, so Xu must rely on her for the list of symptoms. He then states his diagnosis. Before he summarizes his therapy he mentions another doctor who prescribed a medication to dispel heat, but the nun was not satisfied and did not take it. He does not specify his competitor’s prescription, so it is left to the reader to think about whether the patient distrusted the therapist or the medicine.

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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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