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Chinese herbal medicine / by C.P. Li, M.D.

By: Li, Chen-Pien, 1898-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Honolulu, Hawaii : University Press of the Pacific, c2000Description: viii, 120 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0898750695; 9780898750690; 9780898750690 (pbk.).Subject(s): Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- China | Medicine, Chinese | Botany, Medical -- China
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A distinguished Chinese-born scientist documents the practices of his countrymen in the use of herbs as medicine and the advancement which China has contributed to treating diseases with amazing results. The Chinese aim at integrating traditional medicine with Western biomedical science to form one body of medical knowledge. In writing this book, the author, C.P. Li Md. hopes to prepare Western biomedical scientists to consider the new ideas from China.It has been said by some that developing countries such as China must depend more on native herbal medicine because they cannot afford expensive modern medical facilities and techniques. Undoubtedly this was the situation in China during the civil war and in the early years. But the situation has changed significantly. China has organized the mass production of penicillin and streptomycin. These drugs are inexpensive and freely available, yet they still continue to treat acute appendicitis, for instance, without surgery.

Includes bibliographical references and index.