Specimen medicinae sinicae : sive opuscula medica ad mentem sinensium
edidit Andreas Cleyer
Joannis Petri Zubrot,
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 21 cm
First edition of the first illustrated book on Chinese medicine published in the West, and the second European book on Chinese medicine, preceded only by an anonymous 12mo tract (1671) which contained only the briefest summary of Chinese medical principles with no illustrations. Cleyer's work was the first European book on Chinese medicine to attract significant attention, and the first book to acquaint Europeans with Chinese medical charts. Cleyer's text included a thorough discussion of Chinese theories of the pulse in health, together with theories of acupuncture. The book also contains the first acupuncture charts published in the West.
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