Li Shih-chen:: Great Pharmacologist Of Ancient China
Chang Hui-chienISBN: 1410220206;
Book DescriptionLi Shih-chen, author of the most important medical work of ancient China, made immeasurable contributions to the health of the people. His masterpiece, The Compendium of Materia Medica, is not only a summing up of the pharmacological knowledge accumulated in the two thousand years before his time but also a prototype of the science of plant morphology. In his book we see clearly that his methods of observing and experimenting with drugs made through biological or chemical processes, are very similar to methods used in modern science. Like many other scientific achievements, Li Shih-chen?s work has only now, when the people have taken over the direction of their own lives, received the honour and consideration it deserves. In the past ten years, the people?s government of China has begun paying particular attention to the centuries-old Chinese art of healing, and has called upon the medical profession to study and develop this art. In this development, Li...
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