The Making of Modern Chinese Medicine 1850 1960 PDF/EPUB

Medical care in nineteenth century China was spectacularly pluralistic herbalists shamans bone setters midwives priests and a few medical missionaries from the West all competed for patients This book examines the dichotomy between Western and Chinese medicine showing how it has been greatly exaggerated As missionaries went to lengths to make their medicine acceptable to Chinese patients modernizers of Chinese medicine worked to become scientific by eradicating superstition and creating modern institutions Andrews challenges the supposed superiority of Western medicine in China while showing how traditional Chinese medicine was deliberately created in the image of a modern scientific practice


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