Essential Subtleties On The Silver Sea / Edition 1

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Overview


Here is the first translation into English of the complete Yin-Hai Jing-Wei, a classic fifteenth-century text on Chinese ophthalmology. As one of the few original manuscripts on traditional Chinese medicine translated into a Western language, this work offers an unprecedented view of the practice of medicine, and specifically eye care, in premodern China. Superbly rendered from the classical Chinese and extensively annotated by Paul U. Unschuld and Jürgen Kovacs, the text provides detailed descriptions of the etiology, symptomatology, and therapy of every eye disease known to fifteenth-century Chinese practitioners. The translators' introduction also provides the first in-depth analysis of the development of this specialty within Chinese medicine. As a source for comparative studies of Chinese and Western medicine and numerous other issues in the history of medicine and Chinese thought, the Yin-Hai Jing-Wei has no equal in the Western world.
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Paul U. Unschuld is Director of the Institute of the History of Medicine, Munich University, and author of Nan-ching: The Classic of Difficult Issues (California, 1986), Medicine in China: A History of Pharmaceutics (California, 1985) and
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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Prolegomena
Introduction
The Eye and Eye Afflictions in China - Historical Retrospection
Sui-Tang Ophthalmology
Song Ophthalmology
The Yin-Hai Jing-Wei
Pt. II The Text of the Yin-Hai Jing-Wei
Editorials and Prefaces
Introductory Material
The Nosographies
Essential Subtleties on the Silver Sea, Volume Two
Miscellaneous Topics
App. 1 Alphabetic List of Drugs Occurring in the Yin-hai jing-wei
App. 2 Literature Used in the Identification of Drugs
Bibliography
Index of Prescriptions, Chinese
Index of Prescriptions, English
General Index
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