Item #1839 Celestial Lancets ; A History & Rationale Of Acupuncture & Moxa. Lu GWEI-DJEN, Joseph NEEDHAM.

Celestial Lancets ; A History & Rationale Of Acupuncture & Moxa

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover : pp. [i-v], v-xxi, [xxii], [1], 2-427, [428-430 : 82 illustrations : 24 tables : Dark green boards : Lettering in argent, cover and spine : Mustard endpapers : Illustrated wraps.

All edges foxed : Very minor dent to foot of top board (felt but not seen) : Foxing and edgewear to dust wrapper. Good / good. Item #1839

''This large and handsome volume forms a relatively small part of Dr Needham's monumental but still unfinished series on the history of Chinese science and medicine...This particular portion is, however, of crucial importance in the history of Chinese medicine. It deals with the central themes of acupuncture, which dates back at least 2500 years, and the rather younger practice of moxibustion, in which Artemisia tinder (moxa) is burnt on or near the skin at sites corresponding closely to those used in acupuncture.'' - taken in part from a book review by Sydney Selwyn for the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Volume 74 March 1981.

Price: $150.00

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