Chinese Medicine in Early Communist China 1945 63 A

Using original sources this significant text looks at the transformation of Chinese medicine from a marginal side lined medical practice of the early twentieth century to an essential and high profile part of the national health care system under the Chinese Communist Party The political economic and social motives which drove this promotion are analyzed and the extraordinary role that Chinese medicine was meant to play in Mao Zedong's revolution is fully explored for the first time making a major contribution to the history of Chinese medicine


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  1. says:

    The taking of one citizen's life by another is an unnatural act justified only as a last desperate escape from grave criminal danger sums up the philosophy of this excellent primer on self defenseBooks like this are desperately needed now than ever in light of the how easily half truths and outright false information can be spread and perpetuated The fact that concealed carry is popular than ever only increases the need for an easily digestible treatise on self defense laws for the lay audience written by someone with great knowledge and experience in the subjectIn the Gravest Extreme is just that it's easily digestible for the non expert in law and the author is one of the foremost authorities on self defense law in the country I heartily recommend this book to anyone who considers keeping firearms for personal protection either in their home or on their person However in recommending this book I must issue several caveatsThe first is that the book is as many other reviewers have mentioned outdated The sections on technical equipment are over 30 years old Since then lightweight reliable polymer framed pistols have spread like wildfire throughout the public and the law enforcement community New cartridges have been developed that aren't even mentioned in the book Weaponlights are now commonplaceSecondly this is a general treatise based on a survey of the law as it was 30 years ago The law has changed and multiple court decisions have changed the legal landscape of personal defenseDespite these caveats much of this book still holds true The duty to train and become familiar with one's firearm is as great now as it ever was The advice on how to maintain one's home or on how to instruct one's children to behave around guns is still valid In general terms much of the book still holds trueAs this is meant to be a general primer on self defense law I do not fault the book for considering state to state variations in homicide statutes However the fact that it is a general primer and not an exhaustive reference must be stressed there are going to be variations in the law from jurisdiction to jurisdiction The core philosophy of In the Gravest Extreme is that the use of lethal force by the public is justifiable only when undertaken to escape imminent and unavoidable danger of death or grave bodily harm to the innocent a philosophy is deeply grounded in US lawI like this book it's readable and authoritative It's very straightforward and simple to understand I still recommend it even with all of it's problems simply because there is not another book out there to my knowledge at least that is comparable