Venerating the Root Part 2
Sun Simiao - Volume 5 Pediatrics
- 2015, 568 pages
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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.
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…