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Case Number 35

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

Abstract

In this case Xu is present for another doctor’s mistaken diagnosis; he stops the other physician from treating the patient. Xu intervenes in the clinical business of another physician without being called upon, suggesting that the clinical sphere occurred in public and open settings allowing others to contribute their comments. As in other similar situations, he does not intimidate or humiliate the other physician, but simply corrects the misdiagnosis. He makes a correct diagnosis and gives the doctrinal reasons for its validity, quoting from the Treatise. This case is straightforward, in the sense that Xu’s quotation provides the symptoms, the diagnosis, and the treatment. He needs no further elaboration or explanation.

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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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