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Case Number 87

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

Abstract

Because the patient was a traveler, this clinical encounter almost certainly took place in a hostelry rather than a private house. That is why Xu mentions a number of people witnessing his diagnosis who he does not identify as family members. Xu and other physicians had to adapt their behavior even to this anonymous setting. They could not disregard or dismiss questions or doubts raised by bystanders who knew something about medicine. Xu’s response was to convince them about the canonical basis of his diagnosis.

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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.Renmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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