By Don Bates
Although a lot the 3 nice traditions of medicine-- Galenic, chinese language and Ayurvedic--differed from one another, that they had something in universal: scholarship. The foundational wisdom of every might in basic terms be bought via cautious examine less than lecturers counting on old texts. The ways that practitioners used those texts assorted between old classes and cultures, offering a wealthy box for the examine of other cultural practices within the legitimation of information. The essays during this quantity, contributed by way of experts within the historical past and anthropology of those traditions, diversity from ancient investigations to reviews of present-day practices.
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