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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2018, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (4): 289-293.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2018.04.005

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Xin’an physicians of long family tradition in Ming and Qing Dynasties*

Wan Simei1,2, Liu Boshan2, Wang Jian1#   

  1. 1 Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Anhui 230038, China;
    2 Anhui University, Anhui 230601, China
  • Received:2017-11-16 Online:2018-04-30 Published:2018-04-30
  • Supported by:
    2016 Funding Project for Scientific Research of Postdoctoral Researchers in Anhui (No.2016B111)

Abstract: Physicians of long family tradition in Xin’an emerged as a unique TCM school in Ming and Qing dynasties. They inherited family medical techniques, excelled in clinical practice and their specialties covered almost all fields for generations, with a total population of no less than 300 people. This TCM physician group accounted for one third of all TCM physicians in Xin’an. They were featured by excellence in both medical practice and Confucian literature. They were scholars who studied medicine; they were also professional practitioners with profound theoretical studies and satisfactory clinical efficacy. The family tradition of TCM physician education in early Ming Dynasty, support for medical care from clan system in Huizhou in middle Ming Dynasty, and high respect for TCM physician in Ming and Qing Dynasty in Huizhou all contributed to the formation of Xin’an school of TCM physician group during that historical period.

Key words: Xin’an medicine, physicians of long family tradition, Huizhou

CLC Number: 

  • R2-09