Medical Ethics in Imperial China: A Study in Historical Anthropology

Medical Ethics in Imperial China: A Study in Historical Anthropology

by Paul U. Unschuld

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This book, the first comprehensive history of explicity medical ethics in pre-modern China, spans the period from 500 B.C. through the nineteenth century and provides literal translations of all accessible codes of ethics in the known Chinese medical literature. The inclusion in addition of writings possessing ethical implications makes possible cultural comparisons with the corresponding literatures in the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520035430
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/20/1979
Series: Comparative Studies of Health Systems An
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Paul U. Unschuld is Professor and Director of the Horst-Goertz Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|Institute for the Theory, History, and Ethics of Chinese Life Sciences at Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin and is the author of Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen: Nature, Knowledge, Imagery in an Ancient Chinese Medical Text (UC Press, 2003).

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
1. Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|Introduction
2. A Conflict over the Distribution of Medical Resources
3. Concluding Remarks

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