The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine (Paperback)

The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine By Ilza Veith (Translated by), Linda L. Barnes (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Ilza Veith (Translated by), Linda L. Barnes (Foreword by)


The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine has become a landmark in the history of Chinese civilization. Written in the form of a dialogue in which the emperor seeks information from his minister Ch’I-Po on questions of health and the art of healing, it is the oldest known document in Chinese medicine. Ilza Veith’s extensive introduction and monumental translation, first published in 1949, make available the historical and philosophical foundations of traditional practices that have seen a dynamic revival in China and throughout the West. A new foreword by Linda L. Barnes places the translation in its historic contexts, underlining its significance to the Western world’s understanding of Chinese medical practice.

About the Author

Ilza Veith (1912–2013) was Assistant Professor in History of Medicine at the University of Chicago and later Professor of History of Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.

Linda L. Barnes
is Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and in the Graduate Division of Religious Studies at Boston University. She is the author of Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts: China, Healing, and the West to 1848 and coeditor of Chinese Medicine and Healing: An Illustrated History.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520288263
ISBN-10: 0520288262
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2015
Pages: 296
Language: English