Medicine in China (Paperback)

A History of Ideas, 25th Anniversary Edition, With a New Preface (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care #13)

By Paul U. Unschuld

University of California Press, 9780520266131, 464pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010

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In the first comprehensive and analytical study of therapeutic concepts and practices in China, Paul Unschuld traced the history of documented health care from its earliest extant records to present developments. This edition is updated with a new preface which details the immense ideological intersections between Chinese and European medicines in the past 25 years.

About the Author

Paul U. Unschuld is Professor and Director of the Horst-Goertz Endowment Institute for the Theory, History, and Ethics of Chinese Life Sciences at Charité-Medical University Berlin.