The Ben Cao Gang Mu Chinese Edition

This is the original Chinese edition of theBen cao gang mu. Compiled in the second half of the sixteenth century by a team led by the physician Li Shizhen (1518-1593) on the basis of previously published books and contemporary knowledge, theBen cao gang muis considered the largest encyclopedia of na...

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Main Authors: Li Shizhen, 李時珍
Format: eBook
Language: Chinese
English
Published: University of California Press 04-15-2016
Edition: 1
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Summary: This is the original Chinese edition of theBen cao gang mu. Compiled in the second half of the sixteenth century by a team led by the physician Li Shizhen (1518-1593) on the basis of previously published books and contemporary knowledge, theBen cao gang muis considered the largest encyclopedia of natural history in a long tradition of Chinese materia medica works. Its description of almost 1,900 pharmaceutically used natural and man-made substances marks the apex of the development of premodern Chinese pharmaceutical knowledge.
DOI: 10.1525/j.ctv1xxv5m