1921
Volume s1-16, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
USD

Abstract

In this little volume the author has packed not only a vast amount of information, but also a philosophy of life and theory of cosmogony which has controlled the lives and actions of a people for several thousands of years. Without at least an elementary understanding of this background it would be impossible to understand the attitude of the Chinese toward disease. Throughout all of the approaches to the origin of disease in China there is the concept of the opposing nature of the and the principles, the Heaven and the Earth, the male and the female, the good and the bad, the light and the dark. Disease is due to lack of equilibrium of these two forces within the human body and treatment consists in resuming a proper balance. This unanswerable logic practically closed the door to a scientific inquiry into the nature of disease or even into an accurate interpretation of human anatomy or physiology.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1936.s1-16.493
1936-07-01
2017-11-18
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1936.s1-16.493
Loading

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error