DAWNING OF ENDOCRINOLOGY: FROM EAST, WEST OR BOTH?

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Abstract

The true global History of Medicine actually is not yet written. The existing texts are sometimes Euro/Amero-centered or even English medium-centered. However, the creation of medical knowledge treasury started long before Europe or North America appeared in the head of the scientific and technological progress. Ancient Eastern civilizations pioneered in many medical fields – and Endocrinology is not exclusion. The presentation covers earliest known medical texts related to diabetes mellitus and to thyroid disorders. The priority of ancient and medieval Chinese physicians, including Li Shizhen in these fields of Endocrinology is discussed and compared to early achievements of Western medical science in the same field. Earliest medical contacts between China and Russia are mentioned.

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ConferenceInternational Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period16/08/1817/08/18
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  • Medicine(all)

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