Health Care and Traditional Medicine in China 1800-1982

Health Care and Traditional Medicine in China 1800-1982

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First published in 1983. Beginning with the period of the early expansion of Western missionary medicine, this account covers the chaotic years of Nationalist rule to the foundations of the People's Republic in 1949. It trances the major influences on health care since then and describes the conflicts of State bureaucracy, Party and medical profession in their attempts to match political objectives in health care to resources available. An outline of the theory of Chinese traditional medicine, together with detailed accounts of acupuncture and plant drugs are also discussed, as are specific features of the health care system, such as population control, medical education, nutrition and psychiatry.The Great Leap Forward in health care 1958a€“9 Considerable progress had been made in the early 1950s in land reform, thus ... By the middle of1959 MinisterLi Dequan notedthathalf of the national communes hadfunctioning medical facilities . ... of medical students (especiallyatthe middle level); increase in auxiliary health workers; increase in commune clinics; ... medical students to undertake manuallabour in rural areas; mobile medical teams to do rural tours; improvedservice toanbsp;...

Title:Health Care and Traditional Medicine in China 1800-1982
Author: S. M. Hillier, Tony Jewell
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-11-05

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