Item #67211 重修政和經史證類備用本草 / Chongxiu Zhenghe jingshi zhenglei beiyong bencao [= Material medical compiled from historical works]. Shenwei Tang, Kou Zongshi, Zhang Cunhui.
重修政和經史證類備用本草 / Chongxiu Zhenghe jingshi zhenglei beiyong bencao [= Material medical compiled from historical works]
重修政和經史證類備用本草 / Chongxiu Zhenghe jingshi zhenglei beiyong bencao [= Material medical compiled from historical works]

重修政和經史證類備用本草 / Chongxiu Zhenghe jingshi zhenglei beiyong bencao [= Material medical compiled from historical works]

Taipei: Southern Materials Center, Inc., 1976. Facsimile edition, large 8vo, pp. [4], 550, [1], 17 (index); text illustrations throughout; text in Traditional Chinese; full green buckram, gilt title on cover and spine; fine. Tang Shenwei was an 11th century physician and author of the seminal medical text, Zhenglei bencao. The text produced in facimile here is a later, expanded edition published in 1189 by Zhang Cunhui, which incorporates the Zhanglei bencao with the Kou Zhongshi's Bencao yanyi. It covers the properties and usage of over 1,500 different medical components, with illustrations for many of them, and includes plants, animals, minerals, and "human objects" (blood, hair, etc.). The sources for the material come from both personal observations and prior texts, some of which have been lost in the original. The edition duplicated here was used in the imperial encyclopedia Siku quanshu and was an important medical reference for centuries. Item #67211

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