Case Number 56
This case, like a number of others, lacks any initial data about the patient except his surname and the fact he is sick with Cold Damage disorder. Xu does tell us that a certain doctor treated the patient with no success. Xu explains that inducing sweating is at times inappropriate. He warns physicians to use this treatment prudently. Once Xu explains the pathology of the case, he concludes that the patient will die, and that treatment is useless. A lengthy quotation from the Basic Questions follows. Xu does not comment on it, but simply states that the patient died a half day later. It seems that given the grave prognosis, Xu decided to quote from the most important medical canon to support it, and did not want to elaborate on it further and let it speak for itself.
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