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Fluid Matter(s): Flow and Transformation in the History of the Body

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Once upon a time, doctors across Eurasia imagined human beings in ways that strike us today as profoundly strange and alien. For over 2,000 years, they worried anxiously about fluids to which our modern doctors spare hardly a thought (such as sweat, phlegm and qi) and they obsessed over details (such as whether a person’s pores were open or closed) whose meaning and vital importance have now largely faded from memory. Through a series of case studies from Europe, India, China, Mongolia and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2020-08
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/210180
DOI: 10.22459/FM.2020
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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