Case Number 49
In this case Xu Shuwei presents a lively interaction between himself and another physician. Xu had returned from a long-distance travel – even before he became an official he apparently traveled long distances – and came upon a physician who is about to administer a strong laxative to an official. It is unclear how Xu obtained the detailed symptoms of the case, since the patient was in a secluded room. When Xu heard the diagnosis and the proposed treatment, he yelled at the other physician to stop. His appeal to a household goddess shows the danger he attributes to incorrect treatment in this case.
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