Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 6, Medicine

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 6, Medicine

Biology and Biological Technology Medicine

by Joseph Needham and Nathan Sivin

Hardback Publication Date: 13/04/2000

  $205.95
The latest volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial review of China's premodern scientific and technological traditions introduces the history of medicine. Following the deaths of Joseph Needham and Lu Gwei-Djen, a considerable amount of written material on the development of Chinese medicine awaited publication. This material has been gathered together by the editor, Nathan Sivin, in the five essays contained in this volume. They offer a broad and readable account of medicine in culture, including hygiene and preventive medicine, forensic medicine and immunology, and the examinations taken by some Chinese physicians for more than a thousand years. Professor Sivin has edited the essays, expanding them where appropriate and incorporating the results of recent research. His extensive introduction discusses the contributions of Needham and Lu, placing the essays in context, and surveys recent scholarship from China, Japan, Europe and the United States.
ISBN:
9780521632621
9780521632621
Category:
History of science
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
13-04-2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
280
Dimensions (mm):
255x195x23mm
Weight:
0.75kg

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