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    DescriptionAt the heart of medical history is a deep enigma.The true structure and workings of the human body are, we casually assume, everywhere the same, a universal reality. But then we look into the past, and our sense of reality wavers: accounts of the body in diverse medical traditions often seem to describe mutually alien, almost unrelated worlds.The Expressiveness of the Body meditates on the contrasts between the human body described in classical Greek medicine and the body as envisaged by physicians in ancient China. It asks how this most basic of human realities came to be conceived by two sophisticated civilizations in radically diverging ways. And it seeks answers in fresh and unexpected topics, such as the history of tactile knowledge, the relationship between ways of seeing and ways of listening, and the evolution of bloodletting.


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    Title
    The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Shigehisa Kuriyama
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780942299892
    ISBN 10: 0942299892
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
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    BIC subject category V2: MBX
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    DC22: 610.951
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: MED004000
    B&T Approval Code: A65800000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC, 1QDAG
    B&T Approval Code: A65060000
    DC21: 610.938
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    Thema V1.0: NHB, MFC, NHC, MBX
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    26
    Publisher
    ZONE BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ZONE BOOKS
    Publication date
    02 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Shigehisa Kuriyama is Associate Professor and Staff Researcher at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies.
    Review quote
    "...this is an astonishingly original reading of early medicine inChina and the West, yet one that builds its case with scrupulousscholarship... A great achievement!" Arthur Kleinman, Harvard Medical School