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Case Number 47

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

Abstract

This is yet another case in which Xu presents a patient with a syndrome that the Treatise discusses but does not specify a formula for treating it. The formula comes from the prominent Arcane Essentials from the Imperial Library (752), quoting an earlier text. It is one of only two cases in Xu’s collection that lists the ingredients of the formula. The application method discussed in this case, and in the Treatise, is also telling. Xu quotes the Treatise, which says that some drugs should be placed inside the nose. It makes sense from a modern perspective; it is interesting that many centuries ago doctors applied medications in this way.

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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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