Case Number 40

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


In this case Xu Shuwei is dealing with a patient who developed hiccups due to the incorrect application of sweating. He says nothing about the initial disorder or symptoms accompanying the hiccups. Another physician examines and treats this patient without any effect. Once Xu was called to the scene and examined the patient, he asseted that the other physician’s diagnosis missed a critical issue, which is probably the reason for including this case in the collection. The main point is the need to completely understand the pathology of the disorder and its effects on the body, especially by understanding the nuances of the pulse.


Other Sources:

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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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