Zhang Xichun

Zhang Xichun (1860 1933), courtesy name Shoufu, was a Chinese physician and medical scholar who pioneered the integration of Western and Eastern medicines.wikipedia
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Zhang Xichun (1860 1933), courtesy name Shoufu, was a Chinese physician and medical scholar who pioneered the integration of Western and Eastern medicines.

Yanshan County, Hebei

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Zhang Xichun was born in 1860, in Yanshan County, Hebei, China.

Imperial examination

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Zhang was not linguistically inclined, unlike his father, and failed his imperial examinations in Chinese literature twice.

Qing dynasty

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In 1911, before the end of the Qing dynasty, he joined the military as a doctor and was lauded for his work.

Traditional Chinese medicine

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From that point he became known for his incorporation of Western medicine into traditional Chinese medicine, and was successful in remedying illnesses not curable by Western drugs alone.

Arthritis

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About two years afterwards, he formulated a treatment for febrile arthritis combining aspirin with a traditional Chinese medicine, gypsum fibrosum.

Aspirin

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About two years afterwards, he formulated a treatment for febrile arthritis combining aspirin with a traditional Chinese medicine, gypsum fibrosum.

Gypsum

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About two years afterwards, he formulated a treatment for febrile arthritis combining aspirin with a traditional Chinese medicine, gypsum fibrosum.

Pinellia ternata

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His cure for "obstinate vomiting", predominantly made of rhizoma pinelliae, was said to have "achieved very good results".

Philosophy

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Zhang saw philosophy as complementary and beneficial to medicine, contrary to the belief by many of his time that the former inhibits the latter's development.

Boxer Rebellion

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Wanting to end this "uncritical replacement", Zhang supported the Boxer Rebellion in 1900.

History of diabetes

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Zhang Xichun (1860-1933), a renowned integrator of medical knowledge, produced (among other works) Yīxué zhōng zhōng cānxī lù (医学衷中参西录; "The Integration of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine").