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Title: Mercury, Mad Dogs, and Smallpox: Medicine in the Si tu paṇ chen Tradition
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Frances Garrett
One Sentence Summary: An exploration of the Si tu tradition of Tibetan medicine.

Description: Creator's Description: Si tu paṇ chen (1700-1774) was an active student, teacher, and practitioner of Tibetan medicine. This paper discusses a few features of the Si tu tradition of medicine, based on a study of several works attributed to Si tu and to his students. It begins with an overview of Si tu’s own medical practice and the state of institutional and textual medicine in his day, and then addresses distinctive features of the Si tu medical tradition by examining its dominant and authoritative texts. The paper then focuses on three topics – the use of mercury, the treatment of mad dogs, and remedies for smallpox – proposing characteristics of a distinctive Si tu medical tradition. (2013-07-01)

Publisher: Tibetan and Himalayan Library
Normalized publisher place: Charlottesville, VA
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.thlib.org/
Published Date: 2013-07
URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/#!jiats=/issue07/garrett/
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- THL-Hosted Online Journals -- JIATS -- Issue 7 (July 2013)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- JIATS -- Issue 7 (July 2013)
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Temporal coverage: 18th century
Language: English
Source URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/
Source: Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies
Source Editor: David Germano
Source Type: Journal
Source Number: 7
ISBN/ISSN: 1550-6363

Means of availability: Online

Other Agent: Naomi Worth
Other Agent Type: Assistant Editor
Access rights: Public domain
Format: Online resource
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
Digital Encoding: xml
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2013-07-21 17:57:00
Date Record Checked: 2013-07-20
Date Last Modified: 2013-07-21 18:03:09
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