Venerating the Root - Part Two, now available in Hardcover
The second part of Venerating the Root, my translation of Sun Simiao's 孫思邈 writings on pediatrics, found in volume 5 of the Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang 備急千金要方 ("Essential Formulas Worth a Thousand in Gold to Prepare for Emergencies"). The book consists of a critical edition of the Chinese text with the literal English translation on opposing pages.
This volume contains five main sections on "Cold Damage," "Cough," "Aggregations, Binds, Distention, and Fullness," "Welling Abscesses, Flat Abscesses, and Scrofula," and "Miscellaneous Diseases of Small Children."
My literal translation is complemented by translator's notes that explain individual terms, medical concepts, alternative readings of passages, translation issues, etc.; a clinical commentary by Dr. Julian Scott; and my translation of commentaries on all the major formulas that was composed in 1698 by the famous physician Zhang Lu 張璐.
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Paperback ISBN-13: 9780991342938
Released May 22, 2015
Hardcover ISBN-13: 9780991342983
Released May 1, 2017