Case Number 48

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


This is the third case in which Xu Shuwei treats jaundice and pain in the nose as major symptoms, the treatment here, as in the previous case, is Melon Stalk Powder. He makes an interesting comment: in view of the symptoms, it is clear that the disorder is not located in the visceral systems. This suggests that pathology can subsist in the body but outside classical physiology. This may reflect the fact that the classical physiology of the visceral systems and the Cold Damage notions of circulation tract disorders and symptom-based drug therapy were not yet integrated. In the next sentence Xu claims that the disorder is located in the Lung circulation tract; for him the circulation tracts were related to the internal organs.

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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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