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Case Number 17

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
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Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 54)

Abstract

In this case as in others, Xu begins by mentioning the patient’s father and his occupation before turning to his son the patient and his symptoms. This information has no bearing on the diagnosis and treatment, but it gives a minimum of information about a patient who has not established his own public identity. With regard to the case, Xu Shuwei shows how incorrect treatment can lead to adverse reactions that complicate the patient’s condition. In order to provide doctrinal foundation for this claim, Xu draws the Treatise. Following the success of the first medication, which helped the patient overcome the incorrect use of the diaphoretic, Xu provides two prescriptions to resolve the original underlying pathology and its residual toxins.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
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  1. 1.Department of East Asian StudiesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Visiting ProfessorRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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