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Case Number 88

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

Abstract

In this case Xu discusses the “Bandit Pathogen,” which he mentioned in case #84. This and his warning at the end of the case that incorrect medication can kill patients hint that Xu is concerned about his peers’ poor understanding of this syndrome. In any case, he affirms his own mastery. Once Xu has delivered his diagnosis, he gives the patient two modifications of White Tiger Decoction. The use of two prescriptions is not common in his cases, but it shows the flexibility that the Treatise expects. He does not explain his choice of 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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