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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2018, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (9): 731-733.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2018.09.005

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A textual research on formula name of Didang Tang (Resistance Decoction) in Shanghan Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases)*

Zeng Feng   

  1. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2018-03-16 Online:2018-09-30 Published:2018-09-30

Abstract: A textual research on formula name of Didang Tang (Resistance Decoction) in Shanghan Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases) indicates that the current versions of Suwen (Plain Questions), Shanghan Lun and Qianjin Yaofang (Essential Prescriptions Worth a Thousand Gold) have been revised by scholars in the Song Dynasty. The textual materials of these works deviate original versions in varying degrees, and have obvious Song’s medical characteristics. There are differences in content among these works. The complexity and uncertainty of these textual materials are speculated to be the result of the differences in styles, principles and emphases during revision procedure of these works by scholars in the Song Dynasty, or complex spreading process of them for a very long time and repeatedly reprinting of them. On the core concepts of theory, principles, formulas and medicinal in Chinese medicine, especially on those with ambiguities and without consensus through the ages, the textual research should be conducted on a firm grasp of different texts instead of relying on only one text.

Key words: Shanghan Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases), Didang Tang (Resistance Decoction), textual research

CLC Number: 

  • R289.3