Observations sur acupuncture.
Offprint from Annales de la Société Royale des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts d"Orléans, tome VIII. 8vo. 29pp. 2 charts in the text. 201 x 125mm. Modern wrappers. Slight foxing. Very good copy.
FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. Records eight cases comprising fifty-three punctures. Rare. Dr. Thion, whose first name is not given, published just at the point when acupuncture was enjoying a revival in Europe; in France the important works by Berlioz, Sarlandiere, Cloquet and Dantu had just or were about to appear. Thion recommends in his concluding remarks that the acutract system of the Chinese, as seen on the "tsoe bosi" figures brought from China, be at least provisionally adopted. This is a particularly interesting point, as Lu & Needham report "yet in spite of the 'tsoe bosi' figures and all the other information which had come through, albeit imperfectly, no attention whatever was paid to the acu-tract system of China, nor to the loose connection between needling and pulse-diagnosis" (p. 295). Not in Lu Gwei-Djen and Joseph Needham, Celestial Lancets. A History and Rationale of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (1980). Querard IX, 437. When we checked OCLC cited only one copy.
Edition: 1st edition
Book Id: 11383