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By Joanna Grant

A chinese language health professional is the portrait of a sixteenth century clinical author and medical practitioner. Drawing on socio-economic/biographic, textual, and gender research at the side of quite a few assets, from hagiographical biographies to clinical case histories, the e-book tells 3 very varied yet complementary tales approximately what it was once to preparation drugs in sixteenth century China. Woven jointly, those tales mix to create a multi-dimensional portrayal that brings to existence the very human reports, frustrations and aspirations of a good revered and influential health practitioner who struggled to win admire from fellow practitioners and loyalty from sufferers. The booklet creates a colourful and vibrant photograph of up to date scientific perform and even as deepens our realizing of the interrelationship among gender tradition and drugs.

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83 This inaugural meeting was also attended by another Qimen physician, Wang Chen . 84 She county produced more physicians of note than any other in Anhui. The best known of these were Jiang Guan (1503–65) and his son Jiang Yingsu who compiled the first collection of medical case histories, the Mingyi lei’an ! [‘Cases of famous physicians arranged by category’]. 86 Medical knowledge was commonly passed 30 MEDICAL CULTURE AND CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY down through families in this way, and She county had a number of families of hereditary physicians.

This raises the perennial issue for historians: what can we know of the past? And how do we know it? What credence should we give to the writings of those long gone? Does our existence in the present preclude us from seeing what they saw, or allow us to see more clearly with the benefit of hindsight? Does their existence in the past give them access to truths we can never understand, or prevent them from understanding their own experience with the same clarity as a dispassionate and distant observer?

As we shall see, many of the elements characteristic of the elite physician in this model of professionalization are applicable to Wang Ji: he was a failed scholar striving to emulate his sage forebears; Confucian benevolence is often cited as a motivating factor in the prefaces to his many works; and he was successful at establishing a reputation through his written works and at participating in Xin’an’s nascent social networks. Wang Ji Aspects of Wang Ji’s life and work are chronicled in a number of contemporary Ming sources which I have used to build up a comprehensive picture of his personal and professional life.

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