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Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 6: Biology and Biological Technology, Part 6: Medicine (Science and Civilisation in China #6.6)

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The latest volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial revelation of China's premodern scientific and technological traditions introduces medicine. Five essays are included by Joseph Needham and Lu Gwei-djen, edited and expanded upon by the editor, Nathan Sivin. The essays offer broad and readable accounts of medicine in culture, including hygiene and preventive medicine, foren ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published April 13th 2000 by Cambridge University Press (first published April 12th 1996)
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