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  • An Enumeration of Chinese Materia Medica (2nd edition)

An Enumeration of Chinese Materia Medica (2nd edition)

Hu Shiu-ying

English , 1999/06 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Tags: Sciences

229 x 152 mm , 316pp ISBN / ISSN : 978-962-201-803-7

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Traditional Chinese medicine, such as the practice of herbal medicine and acupuncture, is becoming widely accepted as alternative medical treatments in the medical field outside China. Nevertheless, the terminology and usage, many of which are not even understood among present day Chinese, always pose a challenge to the practitioner. This lexicon makes possible the speedy identification of Chinese materia medica.  Approximately 2,000 species of plants, 135 species of animals and 110 kinds of minerals and other chemicals used in traditional Chinese medicine are included. Listed alphabetically are the English, Chinese, scientific and pharmaceutical names of the Chinese drugs.

 This book has been a useful reference for natural and medical scientists since its publication in 1980. About 50 new Chinese drugs have been added to this new and revised edition. Some typographical errors have also been corrected.

Dr. Hu Shiu-ying was educated in China before the Second World War. She later attended Harvard University where she was awarded a doctoral degree in 1949. She has established herself as one of the most distinguished research scientists in the field of plant taxonomy during the past fifty years in Harvard's Arnold Arboretum. She was a visiting professor in the Department of Biology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and is still a senior college tutor at Chung Chi College which is one of the University's foundation colleges.

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