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The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine has become a landmark in the history of Chinese civilization. Written in the form of a dialogue in which the emperor seeks information from his minister Ch’I-Po on questions of health and the art of healing, it is the oldest known document in Chinese medicine. Ilza Veith’s extensive introduction and monumental translation, ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published December 15th 2015 by University of California Press (first published January 28th 1966)
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James
Jan 14, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everything you wanted to know about yin and yang and more. Heavy reading that may give you a better understanding of the philosophy behind Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Jim
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
My background is in both history and medicine so this book piqued my curiosity, plus Dr. Veith was living near my city so I glad to hear that I won it from the Goodreads giveaway. I can see this may be a dry read for some people but I read non fiction exclusively and I enjoyed it a lot, but for those who read mostly fiction it may not interest you. It was quite an admirable undertaking to translate it from Chinese to English and Dr. Veith intended that others who follow in her footsteps to amend ...more
Kris
Feb 17, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: school-books
I read Book 1 as directed. Interesting, but it almost killed me.
David Parker
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone studying TCM
Recommended to David by: Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
It is 98% information that I have already read some where else. But every now and then there is an interesting insight.
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