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SALE The Washing Away of Wrongs: Science, Medicine & Technology in East Asia 1

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We are convinced that this present book will be of great value for the history of medicine. All the things that Sung Tz'u says in it will not be fully appraised until they have been studied by modern forensic pathologists,who need to go over the whole material and evaluate it in the light of
modern scientific knowledge. For this purpose the admirable translation of Brian McKnight will open the door. Some of Sung Tz'u's ideas will no doubt be found to be medieval superstition, devoid of scientific basis-nothing else could be expected of his times-but many others will, we believe, be substantiated. Such, indeed, was our own experience when we examined what he said about those points on the surface of the human body which are xiii particularly dangerous to life if subjected to trauma (Celestial Lancets); we found that modern forensic medicine recognised them very clearly.Their importance today is no less than it was in Sung Tz'u's time, since the growth of the so-called "martial arts" had started long before him and they are still practised. (Taken from foreword.)
Slight creasing to top left corner of rear cover. Pages are crisp, clean and free of any markings. The book is tightly bound.

Item details

Author(s):
Tz'u, Sung ; McKnight, Brian E. (translator)
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
9 x 6 Inches
Edition:
First edition 1981
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0892648007
ISBN-13:
9780892648009
Number of pages:
181
Publisher:
University of Michigan, Center for Chinese Studies
Title:
The Washing Away of Wrongs: Science, Medicine & Technology in East Asia 1

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We are convinced that this present book will be of great value for the history of medicine. All the things that Sung Tz'u says in it will not be fully appraised until they have been studied by modern forensic pathologists,who need to go over the whole material and evaluate it in the light of
modern scientific knowledge. For this purpose the admirable translation of Brian McKnight will open the door. Some of Sung Tz'u's ideas will no doubt be found to be medieval superstition, devoid of scientific basis-nothing else could be expected of his times-but many others will, we believe, be substantiated. Such, indeed, was our own experience when we examined what he said about those points on the surface of the human body which are xiii particularly dangerous to life if subjected to trauma (Celestial Lancets); we found that modern forensic medicine recognised them very clearly.Their importance today is no less than it was in Sung Tz'u's time, since the growth of the so-called "martial arts" had started long before him and they are still practised. (Taken from foreword.)
Slight creasing to top left corner of rear cover. Pages are crisp, clean and free of any markings. The book is tightly bound.

Author(s):
Tz'u, Sung ; McKnight, Brian E. (translator)
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
9 x 6 Inches
Edition:
First edition 1981
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0892648007
ISBN-13:
9780892648009
Number of pages:
181
Publisher:
University of Michigan, Center for Chinese Studies
Title:
The Washing Away of Wrongs: Science, Medicine & Technology in East Asia 1

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