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Towards a science of touch, part I

Subtitle:
Chinese pulse diagnostics in early modern Europe
Abstract:

This paper is about a pre-modern 'science of touch' - Chinese pulse diagnostics - which was the aspect of Chinese medicine most admired by physicians in early modern Europe. The paper first provides some historical information on Chinese pulse diagnostics in Europe and then details how it was presented to an 18th-century readership. At last, it points out that Chinese physicians had developed an elaborate system for distinguishing between various experiences of touch. From an outsider's viewp...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/713650587

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Institution:
University of Cambridge
Department:
Faculty of Oriental Studies
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Carfax Publishing
Journal:
Anthropology & Medicine Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Pages:
251-268
Publication date:
2000-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-2910
ISSN:
1364-8470
URN:
uuid:1314f225-3edb-4dcb-b6e4-0a96bc2ecb10
Local pid:
ora:2717

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