February 1973

Ear Acupuncture Anesthesia: A Chinese Manual.

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Book Review Editor 1101 Beacon St, Brookline, Mass 02146


Author unknown. Pp 98, with 23 illustrations. Chinese Science Institute Press, 1971.

Arch Surg. 1973;106(2):241-243. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350140097032

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John R. Tkach, MD, Department of Medical Education, Presbyterian Medical Center, Denver, was kind enough to send to the Archives this review of a translation by himself and James K. Shou of the Chemical Engineering Department, University of Denver. The book was brought back from Red China by Dr. Tkach's father, the Presidential physician, MG Walter R. Tkach on a recent trip with the President of the United States to the People's Republic of China. Dr. Tkach describes, in some places abstracts, and otherwise comments on the book. This translation is not to be interpreted as an endorsement of the use of acupuncture for the treatment of illness.—Ed.

The cover of the book is soft green plastic measuring 4×5 inches and it fits neatly in one's back pocket. It is divided into 13 short headings:

  1. Introduction.

  2. Anatomy of the Surface of the Ear.

  3. Distribution of Nerves of

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