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October 6, 1934

Chinese Medicine

Author Affiliations

By William R. Morse, M.D., LL.D., F.A.C.S., Dean of Medical School, Head of Department of Anatomy and Associate in Surgery, West China Union University, College of Medicine and Dentistry, Chengtu, Szechwan Province, West China. No. 11, Clio Medica: A Series of Primers on the History of Medicine. Edited by E. B. Krumbhaar, M.D. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 185, with illustrations. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(14):1093. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750400061031

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This volume of the series of primers on the history of medicine under the editorship of E. B. Krumbhaar covers what is probably the longest continuous phase of medical history in human civilization. Chinese medicine in the national cultural sense is still a living and going concern serving [?] as many sick human beings as any other school of medicine even today. This school exists not only in the old civilization of China but also in some other parts of the world where Chinese herb doctors flourish. Devotees of the Chinese cult are not confined to the yellow race or the Flowery Kingdom; thousands of supposedly grateful patients recently followed the bier of a much advertised Chinese doctor in a western city.

The primer of Dr. Morse is from the pen of one familiar with Chinese life, philosophy and civilization, as well as Chinese medicine in both its theory and its

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