Knowledge and the Scholarly Medical Traditions

Knowledge and the Scholarly Medical Traditions

by Don Bates
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Cambridge University Press

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Knowledge and the Scholarly Medical Traditions

The ways in which the Galenic, Chinese and Ayurvedic medical traditions relied upon ancient texts varied among periods and cultures, providing a rich field for the study of cultural practices. The essays in this volume range from historical investigations to studies of the present.

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ISBN-13: 9780521480710
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2015
Pages: 383
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Scholarly ways of knowing: an introduction Don Bates; Part I. Scholarly Medicine in the West: 2. Epistemological arguments in early Greek medicine in comparativist perspective G. E. R. Lloyd; 3. Autopsia, historia and what women know: the authority of women in Hippocratic gynaecology Lesley Dean-Jones; 4. The growth of medical empiricism Robert James Hankinson; 5. Scholarship and social context: a medical case from the eleventh-century Near East Lawrence I. Conrad; 6. The experience of the book: manuscripts, texts, and the role of epistemology in early medieval medicine Faith Wallis; 7. Artifex factivus sanitatis: health and medical care in medieval Latin Galenism Luis García-Ballester; 8. Epistemology and learned medicine in early modern England Andrew Wear; Part II. Chinese Traditional Medicine: 9. Text and experience in classical Chinese medicine Nathan Sivin; 10. Visual knowledge in classical Chinese medicine Shigehisa Kuriyama; 11. A deathly disorder: understanding women's health in late imperial China Francesca Bray; 12. Re-writing traditional medicine in post-Maoist China Judith Farquhar; Part III. Ayurvedic Medicine: 13. Writing the body and ruling the land: Western reflections on Chinese and Indian medicine Margaret Trawick; 14. The scholar, the wise man, and universals: three aspects of Ayurvedic medicine Francis Zimmerman; 15. The epistemological carnival: meditations on disciplinary intentionality and Ayurveda Lawrence Cohen; Part IV. Commentaries: 16. Commentary Amos Funkenstein; 17. Commentary Allan Young; Index.

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