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Venerating the Root Part 2

Venerating the Root Part 2

2015, 568 pages

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Venerating the Root Part 2 von Wilms, S.

This book is a literal translation by Sabine Wilms of the 2nd half of Vol. 5 from the Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang on pediatrics,
composed by Sun Simiao in the seventh century.
It includes the following features:
26 pages of introductory matter and 544 pages of main text.
A critical edition of the Chinese text with the literal English translation on opposing pages.
Five main sections on Cold Damage, Cough, Aggregations, Binds, Distention, and Fullness, Welling Abscesses, Flat Abscesses, and Scrofula, and Miscellaneous Diseases of Small Children.
Extensive translator's notes explaining individual terms, medical concepts, alternative readings of passages, translation issues, etc.
Interspersed throughout the translation and commenting on each major formula in the text is commentary on the Qian Jin Fang composed in 1698 by the famous physician Zhang Lu.
Clinical commentary by Dr. Julian Scott.
Forewords by two experienced pediatricians: Dr. Stephen Cowan and Assaf Mor, and a short Preface by Sabine Wilms.
With a general index and indexes for single herbs and formulas, indications, acupuncture and moxibustion, and proper names.

Wilms, S.

Dr. Sabine Wilms
has been studying the history of Chinese medicine (esp. the treatment of the female body) for well over a dozen years, since her days as a doctoral student in Asian Studies and medical Anthropology at the University of Arizona.
She currently divides her time between producing books on Chinese medicine, learning and teaching about Chinese medical history, gynecology, and sustainable living, and living the good life in pursuit of the perfect goat cheese on her biodynamic farm in the mountains of Northern New Mexico.
Her publications include Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang, Essential Prescriptions worth a Thousand in Gold for Every Emergency: Volumes 2-4 on Gynecology (The Chinese Medicine Database, 2007) The translation of Pathomechanisms of the Five Viscera by Yan Shilin (separate books on the Heart, Liver, Lung, Spleen, and Kidney, 2005-2007, Paradigm Publications) Jin gui yao lue: Essential Prescriptions of the Golden Coffer and Concise Introduction to Chinese Medicine, Chinese Medicine in Infertility (co-edited with Andreas Noll), The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion: Zhen Jiu Da Cheng, Vol. 1 (co-authored with Shelley Ochs and Lorraine Wilcox).

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